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Triumphs and Turbulence: My Autobiography


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The true inspiration was that Olympic gold won by Chris Boardman in Barcelona; I was so in awe of Chris Boardman.
Sir Bradley Wiggins

You may know him as the co-presenter of ITV's Tour de France coverage or enjoyed his BBC Olympic coverage  but beyond the easy charm Chris Boardman is one of Britain's greatest, most inspiring cyclists.

Boardman's achievements in the 80s and 90s; Olympic track gold  the world hour record  repeatedly claiming the yellow jersey in the Tour de France – were the spark that started the modern era for British cycling. His endeavours both on and off the bike have made him the founding father of current golden generation; without him there would simply be no Hoy  Wiggins or Cavendish.It is a story full of intrigue: from Olympic success  to the famous duels with Graeme Obree and the insanity of the Tour de France. Chris became a legend for his combination of physical ability and technical preparation  almost single-handedly taking British cycling from wool shirts and cloth caps into the era of marginal gains. Indeed  after his career on the bike ended  a new chapter began as the backroom genius behind GB cycling.

As head of the R&D team known as The Secret Squirrel Club  Chris has been responsible for the technical innovations that made the difference in 2012 and developed Boardman Bikes  which has become one of the country`s bestselling premium bike's.
By: Chris Boardman
Book: Hardback, 336 pages
Code: EP951757
Publishing Date: June 2016