For First British Tour de France Winner and Britain’s Most Decorated Olympian, It Is “My Time”
Boulder, CO, USA – April, 2013 – On July 22, 2012, Bradley Wiggins made history as the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France. Ten days later, at the London Olympic Games, he won the time trial to become his country’s most decorated Olympian. In an instant, “Wiggo”-now Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins-became a British hero. In his book My Time, Wiggins tells the story of the remarkable journey that led him from his lowest ebb to win the world’s toughest race. My Time is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. Download the first chapter free at www.velopress.com/wiggo.
Two years previously, Wiggins had been staring into the abyss. His much-hyped attempt to conquer the 2010 Tour de France had ended in public humiliation. Poor results and indifferent form left him facing release from Team Sky. And then he was hit with the tragic news of the death of his grandfather, George, the man who had raised him as a young boy. At rock bottom, Wiggins had to reach deep inside and find the strength to fight his way back.
Outspoken, honest, intelligent, and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people’s champion. In his book, Wiggins opens up about the personal anguish that has driven him on and what it’s like behind the scenes at Team Sky: the brutal training regimes, the sacrifices, and his views on his teammates and rivals. He talks too about his anger at the specter of doping that pursues his sport, how he dealt with the rush of taking Olympic gold, and above all what it takes to be the greatest.
“Fascinating. Direct but eloquent. An absorbing read.” – Road Cycling UK
“We get raw thrilling Wiggins, as if we’re his mates in the pub as he tells us how he won the Tour de France and Olympic gold.” – Sunday Times
“Listening to Bradley Wiggins is a pleasure unmatched in British sport. Whether the topic is gearing or psychology, Wiggins speaks in paragraphs of pure practical wisdom, liberally peppered with swearwords.” – Sunday Telegraph
“My Time is a well written and easy to digest account of Wiggins’ ascent to success.” – Sports Gazette
Foreword by Robert Millar
Paperback with three color photosections
6″ x 9″, 320 pp., $18.95, 9781937715137
Also available as an e-book for Kindle, Nook, iPad, Kobo and many other readers.
Bradley Wiggins is a professional cyclist for Team SKY and is Britain’s most decorated Olympic athlete. Over his nearly perfect season in 2012, he won 7 time trials, Paris-Nice, Tour de Romandie, Critérium du Dauphiné, the Tour de France, and the Olympic Time Trial. For more information, please visit www.velopress.com/authors/
VeloPress publishes books for cyclists, triathletes, and runners that help beginners and committed athletes build fitness and achieve their goals. VeloPress celebrates the icons of endurance sports through history books, biographies, memoirs, and photography books. VeloPress is a division of Competitor Group, which publishes Velo, Triathlete, Inside Triathlon, and Competitor magazines and produces the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series, TriRock triathlon series, and the Muddy Buddy adventure race series. For more information, please visit www.velopress.com.