An intense and inspiring story of sporting triumph, from World, Commonwealth and National racing champion and Olympic silver medalist Lizzie Armitstead.
On the eve of the 2016 Olympic Games, the biggest moment of her life, Lizzie Armitstead's career was thrown into turmoil. After being cleared to ride the Games at the final hour following a successful court appeal to overturn an alleged missed drugs test, the ensuing leak and backlash threatened to engulf her. Now, for the first time, she tells her story and reveals how she went from world champion and darling of Team GB road cycling to one of the most scrutinised athletes in British sport - how it happened, why it happened and how Lizzie cleared her name and came out fighting.
In Steadfast Lizzie Armitstead takes the listener to the heart of the most demanding of endurance sports and the challenges faced by one of its most gifted competitors: from sexism and the fight for equality to doping and the incredible sacrifices required to self-coach herself to world titles.
From the rolling hills of Yorkshire through to the treacherous climbs of the Vista Circuit in Rio de Janeiro - through setbacks, life lessons and ups and downs of a professional life in cycling - Steadfast is an intense and inspiring story of sporting triumph.
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Lifting the lid on team GB ladies cycling
- D. M. York
Interesting story but....
For cyclists and non-cyclists who are interested in Lizzies' story and the issues at British Cycling will find this a fascinating listen.
The narrators delivery is very distracting and seems to break down the written words into individual sentences that do not flow together into a coherent narrative. Despite my interest in Lizzies' story I cannot get enthusiastic about listening to this book and have only got as far as chapter 4 after owning the book for several weeks.
Disappointment at the narrators delivery.
I would not buy another book narrated by Katy Sobey.
- G. Davidson