By Mark Cavendish
Mark Cavendish is the 1st British bike owner to win the travel de France's eco-friendly jersey, the 1st to put on the long-lasting rainbow jersey in nearly 50 years and our simply ever rider to trap the Giro d'Italia issues identify. he's the main prolific sprinter within the Tour's background, and - in keeping with L'Equipe - the easiest sprinter of all time. yet smashing files and racking up victories capacity entire new degrees of status: and this has come at a price.
Living within the goldfish bowl, he has come below hearth for his bombastic driving variety and been portrayed as every little thing from an outlaw to a psychopath. becoming a member of Sky in 2012, Cav quickly discovered his personal dash pursuits to be incompatible with the team's different ambitions, whereas the expectancies of a state made his London Olympic failure demanding to take.
In At velocity Cav takes you thru the highs and lows of all of it in intimate element. this can be a take-no-prisoners account of lifestyles on the top of his game, and studying the best way to live on within the quickly lane, either off and on the motorbike.
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At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane by Mark Cavendish