Mark Cavendish is the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France's green jersey, the first to wear the iconic rainbow jersey in almost 50 years and our only ever rider to capture the Giro d'Italia points title. He is the most prolific sprinter in the Tour's history, and - according to L'Equipe - the best sprinter of all time. But smashing records and racking up victories means whole new levels of fame: and this has come at a price.
Living in the goldfish bowl, he has come under fire for his bombastic riding style and been portrayed as everything from an outlaw to a psychopath. Joining Sky in 2012, Cav soon found his own sprint interests to be incompatible with the team's other goals, while the expectations of a nation made his London Olympic failure hard to take.
In At Speed Cav takes you through the highs and lows of it all in intimate detail. This is a take-no-prisoners account of life at the pinnacle of his sport, and learning how to survive in the fast lane, both on and off the bike.
©2013 Mark Cavendish (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks
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"The hottest sprinter in the world" ( Telegraph)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 27-11-13

Good book with really poor narrating

Would you listen to At Speed again? Why?

No because the person narrating this book that has a lot of French/Italian/Spanish references and names does not have a clue how to pronounce them. Surely if you are narrating a sports persons book you would have someone that vaguely knows how to pronounce the riders names. This really lets it down although is slightly comical.

What was one of the most memorable moments of At Speed?

Nothing specifically was memorable it is a good biography

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 10-05-17

not to be missed

loved it. I enjoyed the way he explained everything and seems open and genuine about all aspects of his life and career.

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