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Allez Wiggo!: How Bradley Wiggins Won the Tour De France and Olympic Gold in 2012

Allez Wiggo!: How Bradley Wiggins Won the Tour De France and Olympic Gold in 2012

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By (author) Daniel Friebe

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
  • Format: Hardback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 250mm x 252mm x 22mm | 1,061g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408190699
  • ISBN 13: 9781408190692
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: Stunning colour photographs throughout
  • Sales rank: 1,041,307

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Bradley Wiggins is Britain's most successful and best known cyclist. He emerged as a talented track cyclist and then moved onto the roads with increasing success, culminating in his stunning summer of 2012 when he became the first British cyclist to win the Tour and bring home the yellow jersey and then went on to win Olympic gold in the time trial. Daniel Friebe celebrates Wiggo's record breaking summer, as Team Sky took on the Tour de France and brought home the yellow jersey. He looks at the build up to the 2012 Tour as well as the strategy that brought ultimate success. 'Allez Wiggo!' - the cry of the French fans lining the roads who fell in love with our mod genius on two wheels.

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Daniel Friebe is a leading cycling journalist and has covered seven Tours de France. He is Features Editor of Procycling magazine and has written on a range of subjects as well as appearing on radio and television as an expert pundit on cycling. Daniel collaborated with Mark Cavendish on the best-selling Boy Racer: my journey to Tour de France record breaker and his next book, Mountain High, a book on Europe's greatest cycle climbs was shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards 2012. His most recent title is Eddy Merckx: the Cannibal, a biography of the legendary Belgian rider.

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allez wiggo is well-made and well written thewashingmachinepost Combines spectacular images with touching behind-the-scenes shots Outdoor Fitness Of all the Wiggins books, this one seems to communicate the colour, excitement and impact of the race most directly. The photography is superb, with the large format doing the pictures justice, and the writing is accessible and insightful. Cycle Sport