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Icons: My Inspiration. My Motivation. My Obsession.

Narrated by: Tom Watt, Bradley Wiggins
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)
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Summary

With a foreword by Eddy Merckx.

The world of professional cycling is fraught with fierce competition, fervent dedication and unerring ambition, and only a handful of competitors reach iconic status. Among them is Sir Bradley Wiggins - a man uniquely placed to reflect on the history of this remarkable sport and its unforgettable titans.

In Icons, Wiggins takes the listener on an extraordinarily intimate journey through the sport, presenting key pieces from his never-before-seen collection of memorabilia. Over the course of his illustrious career, he amassed hundreds of items - often gifts from its greatest and most controversial figures. Each reflects an icon, a race or a moment that fundamentally influenced Wiggins on both a personal and a professional level.

By exploring the lives and achievements of 21 of the sport’s key figures - among them Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Miguel Induráin and Tom Simpson - Wiggins sheds new light on what professional cycling demands of its best competitors. Icons lauds their triumphs, elucidates their demons and sheds light on the philosophy and psychology that comprise the unique mind-set of a cycling champion.

©2018 Bradley Wiggins (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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purists of the sports book

though I found the book insightful it did drag on a bit in parts . worth a listen. if you are mad keen on the history of the sport

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Brilliant

Fantastic book... Great to learn and hear the such a passionate portal of cycling history

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Cycling Classic

Excellent book and a must read/listen for anybody with an interest in cycling, especially if you are a cycling newbie as this touches most of the bases and give you a good headstart on your path for cycling knowledge.

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a wonderful journey through cycling icons

Brad has an amazing in depth knowledge of cycling legends and history. This is weved together with his extensive experiences in the pro peleton, his opinion and views on cycling culture. Don't listen to the headlines and out of context reporting, read the book and be immersed in Brads cycling icons.

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  • SimonT
  • Ashford, Kent United Kingdom
  • 26-11-18

Enlightenment for cyclist newbies...

A fantastic and engaging introduction to the key personalities in the evolution of modern road cycling.

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  • 06-11-18

If you love cycling read this book

Excellent he knows the history of the sport inside and out yes, but this is more than an inventory of who won what, someone who’s been there at the highest level manages to put this across as one of us mere mortals staring at his idols. Written by a fan for fans. Instalment 2 please ASAP which must feature York, lemond and Kelly.

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Great read

Great informative book and tells of why cycling is so popular today. ..well worth a read

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  • 18-11-18

This book upsets you!

It really does. If you are into cycling (I guess you would have to be, to purchase this book), you feel unhappy that it is not you who have come up with this idea to write about your icons, the people who inspired you, or that even if you did, it would not be as cool because you’re not Bradley Wiggins.