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Author:
Mark Cavendish
ISBN13:
978-1934030646
ISBN:
1934030643
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Publisher:
VeloPress (June 1, 2010)
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Individual Sports
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4.6
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Cav offers excruciating detail of what it means to work at the back of the field just trying to hang on above the time cut-off; or taking on some mountain climbs that certainly do not favor the sprinters. Boy Racer redresses the balance. This book surprises and inspires with outspoken views, insider insights and a life story to date full of fantastic highs and devastating lows

BOY RACER by Mark Cavendish was written in 2009 after his initial success in the 2008 Tour De France. The book also covers Cavendish’s journey to become a professional racer as well as his experiences track racing in the Olympics.

BOY RACER by Mark Cavendish was written in 2009 after his initial success in the 2008 Tour De France. While I acknowledged Cavendish’s ability to win racers, the race coverage and his interviews had left me with a dislike of his arrogant attitude. Also his easy-looking sprint wins often took the joy out of watching close competitive races. He is still young and his cycling career has just started so I look forward to his next book.

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Boy Racer" unmasks the manic, brutal world of professional cycling from the candid viewpoint of the sport's brash young superstar, Mark Cavendish. 30 people like this topic.

Call him what you will, Mark Cavendish is one of the greatest sprinters of our time The book totally changed my perspective on Cavendish, and will do the same (for better or for worse) for any cycling fan that sits down.

Call him what you will, Mark Cavendish is one of the greatest sprinters of our time. While Boy Racer will mostly appeal to cycling fans, Velo Press seems to have tried to make it appealing to a wider audience, peppering the book with explanations of basic cycling terms and concepts as they come up, making it readable for those outside the cycling world; a good thing, because Cav actually has a pretty interesting story to tell, and an interesting. The book totally changed my perspective on Cavendish, and will do the same (for better or for worse) for any cycling fan that sits down and gives Boy Racer a chance.

Boy Racer" is the unabashed biography of Mark Cavendish, pro cycling's hottest young superstar. Boy Racer unmasks the manic, brutal world of professional cycling from the candid viewpoint of the sport's brash young superstar, Mark Cavendish.

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Boy Racer unmasks the manic, brutal world of professional cycling from the candid viewpoint of the sport's brash young superstar, Mark Cavendish

Boy Racer unmasks the manic, brutal world of professional cycling from the candid viewpoint of the sport's brash young superstar, Mark Cavendish. Written off as fat and useless in his youth, Cavendish's hunger for success and his sheer natural ability has forged him into one of cycling's youngest phenoms - and one of cycling's most accomplished sprinters. Some have called him cocky, but to those who dislike his style, Cav will shrug his shoulders and reply, "I know I'm good

My journey to Tour de France record-breaker

My journey to Tour de France record-breaker. A Random House Group company. Mark Cavendish has asserted his right to be identified as the author of this.

Along the way, Cavendish takes us behind the scenes of the Tour de France to unmask the intrigue, the mayhem, the hysteria, and the adrenaline-fueled chaos of professional cycling

Boy Racer unmasks the manic, brutal world of professional cycling from the candid viewpoint of the sport's brash young superstar, Mark Cavendish.
  • Mark Cavendish, one of today's greatest young sports prodigies at just 24, tells his coming of age story in a speed-readingly riveting style. His battles with his opponents, coaches and, most of all himself in a voice very much his own. The story is cleverly weaved through each chapter - which begins with his story of each stage of the 2008 Tour De France and then shifts to a relevant part of his efforts to take himself from youth on the tiny isle of Man to the top of a sport in less than ten years.

    It might seem absurd for a 24 year old to write an autobiography - but when you read it, you realize that the immediacy and freshness of the experiences make this almost a sportscasting style of biography with a rawness that is not possible if written through the lens of someone at the end of their career.

    It's a deeply personal story of massive ups and downs - of Cavendish's inner battles with his own volatility and learning how to channel his often dysfunctional almost manic / depressive energy in ways that could be useful. From winning a world championship to sitting alone in a room eating endless bags of chips to joining a pro team to losing when he was expected to win, to his scally(wagish) pranks on his team-mates to their punishment with hours riding.

    Cavendish is, of course, the brash hero - but he is self deprecating and appreciative of the people that brought him to where he is. Those that didn't help, of course, get a bit of a Manx-style smack-down.

    Hats off / chapeau, Mr. Cavendish - you can write nearly as well as you ride.

  • I bought this book out of my love of cycling and not in particular a love of Mark Cavendish. I have always admired Cavendish as an outstanding athlete and thought he might have some interesting stories to tell. I love his blunt way of speaking and story telling. I have to say, I am now a Cavendish fan.

    As an avid fan of the Tour De France you can't help but notice Mark and his unbelievable ability to sprint. At the end of any race you hear him give all credit to his team when he wins or see the broken heart. He is a true sportsman.

    While the stories jump around a bit, it is a great inside look of how a sprinter survives the Tour de France and even has the opportunity to win a stage or more. I found it inspiring to hear his stories of people telling him he was fat, and that his numbers indicated he would never make it to the pro tour and how he told the sports scientists to basically "stick it".

    I encourage any fan of the pro tour to pick up this book and enjoy a few days of new stories and insight into the sport.

  • I finished this book relatively quickly, so that speaks for something! A good read, I am glad I picked it up. As a super cycling fan, I felt I had to =). The book is written in first person through Cav's eyes. There were some "laugh out loud" moments, cool facts, and all centered around an interesting story. This book does contain a collection of bad language, so I'll throw that out there as a disclaimer. This book is a few years old; I hope there will be a "sequel", because I think it would be interesting to see the progression from this book (and the start of a career) to another and the end of the Mark Cavendish era. This book ends, of course, at the end of the beginning, leaving a "to be continued" feel. I would certainly recommend this book to cycling and Cavendish fans as not only a good story, but a great resource.

  • I Cycle as a way of maintaining some form of daily exercise. So when I found a book about a young man who wrote of his journey into the inner realm of professional cycling and his experience in the Tour De France I was intrigued. The book tells a very candid story of Mark Canvendish's journey into the elite world of professional cycling. Of what it takes to get to that level and more inportantly, what it takes to stay there. It is a story of personal sacrifice and just plain hard work. Of working through pain and injury when all your body does is scream stop! Of going beyond what you think is possible and proving all the nay-sayers wrong. This book strips away the glamour of what the average Joe sees while watching the tour on TV and tells it like it is. If you enjoy cycling or are just interested in the daily grinds of a professional athelete, I believe you will enjoy this book.

  • I didn't think I'd like this book about Mark Cavendish, from his introduction to riding to the start of his real professional career. However, I was surprised. It's an excellent read warts and all, by a guy who is not afraid to tell it all. With a reputation for having a hot temper, there is a much softer side hidden away. I thing I've become a fan now, and while he's described as the fastest man on a bike, he knows he needs to come to terms with most of the mountains along the cycling way. Go Mark!

  • It was very interesting to see what a Pro Cyclist does in preparation for races and some of the training they do. It was also very interesting seeing the recap of sprint finishes and the strategy employed - both before the race and in the last 1 km. It always looks like chaos on TV. It was a fast read - and hard to put it down.

  • Being a cycling fanatic and huge Mark Cavendish fan, I couldn't wait to read this. I'll admit I'm not a book worm but going on a cruise with my wife I thought it would be a good read during down time. How good is the book? Phenomenal! I had a hard time putting it down and my wife even laughed at me as she had never seen me with my nose in a book so much. The book takes you through the life of Cav, from his early years and how he got started to Tour De France superhero. I can't say enough. If you're a cycling fan you should definitely pick this book up. When I got home from the cruise I was hanging out with my cycling friends and spoke so highly of the story they couldn't wait to get their hands on it (and have loved the read). Order this now!

  • The positive reviews are true, folks. This was a great read. Not very often nowadays that you read a book from a celebrity that is a) so well written and b) so honest. Cav is very open about his life, and honest about behind-the-scenes in pro cycling. To really understand why cycling is a team sport, read this book. If you're not a Cav fan now, you'll at least understand and respect the guy after reading it.