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Sean Yates: It`s All About the Bike: My Autobiography


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The sensational autobiography of the British cycling legend and architect of Bradley Wiggins`s Tour de France triumph.

Before Bradley Wiggins  there was Sean Yates. Behind Bradley Wiggins  there was Sean Yates.  One of only five Britons to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France  Sean Yates burst onto the cycling scene as the rawest pure talent this country has ever seen. After turning professional at the age of 22  he soon became known as a die-hard domestique  putting his body on the line for his teammates. Devastatingly fast  powerful and a fearless competitor  Yates won a stage of the Tour  as well as the Vuelta a Espana  in 1988  and went on to don the coveted maillot jaune six years later.

Having put British cycling on the map as a rider  Yates was soon in demand as a directeur sportif  using his tactical knowledge to inspire a new generation of cyclists to success. And after Team Sky came calling  Yates was the man to design the brilliant plan that saw Sky demolish the opposition in 2012  and for Bradley Wiggins to become the first cyclist from these shores to win the Tour. Straight-talking  entertaining and revelatory   It`s All About the Bike is the story of a remarkable career told from the unique perspective of a man who is immersed in the history of the sport he loves. 

About the Author: Sean Yates is a former professional cyclist and head sporting director at Team Sky. During a highly successful cycling career  he became only the third British rider to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France  which he rode twelve times  before a career in team management beckoned. This culminated in overseeing Bradley Wiggins` success at both the 2012 Tour de France and the London Olympic Games.
By: Sean Yates
Book: Paperback, 416 pages
Code: CP169301
Publishing Date: May 2014