I have been a Bradley Wiggins fan since his victory days of 2012, a latecomer to his success I bought this book to find out about the man I found it interesting to learn about his background and to how he got to where he was It is a typical autobiography that starts with an interesting chapter of recent times and then goes back to the beginning to build up to the Olympics It is a warts and all delivery where he discusses some of the troubling times of his life such as when he wasn t delivering at Team Sky when he first started and even his reluctancy to be in the spotlight about anything other than cycling.I have owned this book for the last four years and I still find myself going back to it to read about certain parts I find his approach to life and challenges to be different, admirable and somewhat relatable which has been helpful in my own life. Great Very fast delivery Still reading it but so far it s good Unless you personally know someone involved, it is hard for the reader to tell how true to life the portrait someone gives of themselves in a memoir is, especially when a ghost writer is involved.The picture that Bradley Wiggins paints of himself seems pretty plausible sat alongside his public utterances, and the book s good reception overall suggests that those who know at least someone involved in the story aren t all going round rubbishing it.That makes the one place where the book really departs from previous public statements all the interesting the comments about Chris Froome Mostly they are gently critical, on the lines of he s really talented but he s inexperienced and inconsistent The really critical stuff comes with the account of a controversial stage in the Tour de France where the Sky team s plans seemed to break down with Froome and Wiggins not cycling together as a team Wiggins s account starts off as it he is going to be generous, with many references to confusion and communications problems But by the end he s being very critical, saying he had no idea of what Froome was up to and he didn t like it and departing from what he said in public at the time.The contrast with his accounts of Mark Cavendish are striking Wiggins and Cavendish have had their fair share of public ups and downs, and the book reflects that but leaves the reader with a generous picture of Cavendish, placing responsibility for their periods of falling out on them both, and giving us an affectionate account of their joint history.Overall the book is pretty much about 2012, with earlier events either in cycling or in Wiggins s life only covered is an as much as they are the lead up to his year of miraculous cycling.It is far from being just a book about the racing on the road There is a lot about family life and personal stresses outside the races, with the huge pressures that constant training generate There is not much in the way of cycling jargon, so the non sporting fan interested in this suddenly high profile sport in the UK should be able to enjoy the book and learn about the sport.A fewer reviewers have said they do not like the style I found the rather workmanlike writing style great it seems to reflect the way in which Wiggins speaks He doesn t go for huge verbal flourishes in TV interviews and the book matches that I think it s the better for that A shame about some of the repetition and the slightly meandering narrative at times rushed editing to get the book out quickly perhaps Small blemishes, however, that do not take much off the overall book. Poor writing, boring, still a wiggins fan. Good insight into wiggins life and mindset, great rider but still a doper like many before just with doctors approval Tue s and less extreme methods, i guess this book proves the first person you need to convince your clean is yourself Un livre lire pour tous les amateurs de cyclisme, et plus particuli rement pour les supporters de Bradley Wiggins Livre vivement recommand First off, if you are used to bland sound bites from athletes tethered to a short leashed media rep for their team, then this book is not for you.Wiggo is known for voicing his opinion honestly and without much remorse and to the American ear sports fan this can be a bit off putting However like his compatriot Mark Cavendish, they both have the legs and palmares to back up their mouth.This book covers in some detail his departure from Garmin, which is covered in detail in Sky s the Limit and ends just after his Olympic TT gold medal victory where he contemplates what might come next i.e a Knighthood, which he did recieve accept.If you ve read any of his other books, In Pursuit of Glory, On Tour and Sky s 21 Days to Glory, this completes the package and story so far This is a forthright and honest appraisal of an athlete in his prime. Winner ofBBC Sports Personality Of the Year OnJulyBradley Wiggins became the first British man ever to win the Tour de France In an instant, Wiggo became a national hero Ten days later, having swapped his yellow jersey for the colours of Team GB, he won Olympic gold in the time trial, adding to his previous six medals to become the nation s most decorated Olympian of all time Outspoken, honest, intelligent and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people s champion In My Time he tells the story of the remarkable journey that led to him winning the world s toughest race He opens up about his life on and off the bike, 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 spectre 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 Tour de France champion Sir Bradley Wiggins may be known for some of his crass language to the journos of the world but in this memoir he comes across as very normal and open about the internal turmoils he has had to deal with in his rise to cycling fame It is a good look into the mind of a man that few seem to comprehend and it also does a good job giving readers a taste of life both on and off the bike The all encompassing nature of training for cycling s top events reaches far beyond just actual time in the saddle and Mr Wiggins does a good job of explaining the pressures of success and missing one s family along with the expected Tour de France and Olympic glories Refreshingly, this book does not get mired in the perpetual subject of doping and makes for a good read.