Read eBook Sean Yates: It's All About the BikeAuthor Sean Yates –

Fantastic book, written by a guy who loves riding his bike so much so it has nearly killed him he has a bad heart Fascinating insight into top level cycling and what goes on Refreshingly the book is not about who was and is doping but about cycle racing Written in a honest and forthright manner A great read highly recommended. Before Bradley Wiggins, There Was Sean Yates Behind Bradley Wiggins, There Was Sean Yates One Of Only Five Britons To Wear The Yellow Jersey In The Tour De France, Sean Yates Burst Onto The Cycling Scene As The Rawest Pure Talent This Country Has Ever Seen After Turning Professional At The Age Of , He Soon Became Known As A Die Hard Domestique, Putting His Body On The Line For His Teammates Devastatingly Fast, Powerful And A Fearless Competitor, Yates Won A Stage Of The Tour, As Well As The Vuelta A Espa A, In , And Went On To Don The Coveted Maillot Jaune Six Years Later Having Put British Cycling On The Map As A Rider, Yates Was Soon In Demand As A Directeur Sportif, Using His Tactical Knowledge To Inspire A New Generation Of Cyclists To Success And After Team Sky Came Calling, Yates Was The Man To Design The Brilliant Plan That Saw Sky Demolish The Opposition In , And For Bradley Wiggins To Become The First Cyclist From These Shores To Win The Tour Straight Talking, Entertaining And Revelatory, It S All About The Bike Is The Story Of A Remarkable Career Told From The Unique Perspective Of A Man Who Is Immersed In The History Of The Sport He Loves Sean we ve ridden some of the same races together Sadly not the Tour or the classics Only a couple of tens in Kent But you have always been an inspiration and you are a great rider and a great member of the cycling community People who love this sport or have any interest in it at all should read this It s not all about the bike It s also about Sean Good read As I used to ride with Sean in his early days Unfortunately I recently had an accident was knocked of my bike and suffered a broken leg as a consequence reading is one of the few things I can presently do This book is a great read if you re a cyclist like me of the era when Sean Yates was at his peak It gives a great insight into the man himself but also about the mind set required to reach this sort of level in not only cycling but any sport There s always a price to pay for single minded focus to one end in life, both positive and negative, which are revealed in the book A great read to those of us that have followed that path and highly informative to those who may just be setting out on it. Sean Yates was one of my heroes as I grew up keen on cycling This book, in typical Yates style, is full on, honest and a very enjoyable read Bought back some brilliant memories of cycling in the 80 s and 90 s Personally I m glad he didn t go into the doping issues too much Great book recommended for any cycling fan Not quite finished yet, but I m loving this read of one of my first cycling heros Like Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and Robert Millar, Sean Yates was mesmerising to watch when he was up it, letting his legs do the talking Peugeot, Fagor, 7 Eleven, team names that bring back memories of being glued to the screen watching these men pound the pedals for hours on end Reading just how much he loved cycling himself into the ground for himself or teammates is incredible, and there are some quite hilarious tales told by past friends, famliy and teammates alike spanning his entire career Great stuff. Having read many other pros ex pros accounts, this stands out for being the best type of autobiography insightful stories from personal viewpoint Doesn t really get into drugs which is a pity as who would know Perhaps a honest book may come later when the dust has settled from his high profile retirement when a reflective considered account of the extremes demanded by professional cycling would be accepted as a truthful analysis rather than gossip media fodder.