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    Boy Racer (Hardback) By (author) Mark Cavendish


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    Description"Boy Racer" steps behind the scenes of the Tour de France. It unmasks the exotic, contradictory, hysterical and brutal world of professional cycling from the compellingly candid viewpoint of someone right in the thick of it. Written off as 'fat' and 'useless' in his youth, Mark Cavendish is now cycling's brightest star. His extraordinary quadruple stage-win at last year's Tour proved him Britain's best ever cyclist. Some have called him cocky, but to anyone who doesn't like his style, Mark will simply shrug his shoulders and reply, 'I know I'm good. There's no point lying about it.' Peers say that they have never seen anyone with Cavendish's hunger for success and while this fearlessness - both in the saddle and on the record - has at times led to controversy, it has also earned him the respect of ever more fans. In "Boy Racer", we follow him through the mayhem of the Tour de France in a page-turning journey of pure exhilaration.

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    Boy Racer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Cavendish
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 625 g
    ISBN 13: 9780091932756
    ISBN 10: 0091932750

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGS, WSQ
    DC22: 796.62092
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000, BIO000000
    Thema V1.0: DNB, SMQ, SZD
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    04 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Born and raised on the Isle of Man, Mark Cavendish became a world track champion as a teenager in 2005, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist a year later and in 2008 regained his world title in partnership with Bradley Wiggins. Having now switched his focus to the more glamourous world of road cycling, Mark is widely regarded as the most exciting and charismatic young rider to grace the sport in years, a status he confirmed with his record-breaking quartet of stage wins in the 2008 Tour de France. Mark rides for Team Columbia and lives on the Isle of Man with his fiancee.