Boy Racer unmasks the manic, brutal world of professional cycling from the candid viewpoint of the sport’s brash young superstar, Mark Cavendish. Boy Racer has ratings and 61 reviews. James said: More memoir than biography this book covers the fourteen days that Mark Cavendish spent in the 11 Jun And the result, “Boy Racer: My Journey to Tour de France Record-Breaker,” is as Mark Cavendish in his own, sometimes four-letter, words.

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I also learned a bit about track racing, which is something I know nothing about. It really helps you see another side to the TDF as seen through a pro’s eyes.

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He does not hold back about this in the book and one can feel his anger and disappointment as he criticizes the British cycling establishment. Along with his clear passion for the sport Cavendish is not afraid to say what he thinks nor wear his heart on his sleeve. Considering that most sprinters have impressive egos, Herr Greipel must have been less than thrilled to read that even when Cavendish is riding badly, he is supposedly still better than Greipel in good form.

It made me rethink maek lot of my preconceptions about life as mark cavendish boy racer professional cyclist. Related Riders Mark Cavendish. That Cavendish has nailed down at least part of this ability to match his caveendish talent is offered up with a quote from Kiwi cyclist Greg Henderson to Cavendish: This image, originally posted to Flickrwas reviewed on July 23, by the administrator or reviewer File Upload Bot Magnus Manskewho confirmed that it was available on Flickr under the stated license on that date.

Fighting words, maybe, but to his credit mark cavendish boy racer Manx Missile also gives unstinting praise to the work carried out on his behalf by his teammates, recognizing that without them he would mari be positioned for his rocket launch in the final few hundred meters. My understanding is that this book was not ghost-written–somewhat unusual in the world of autobiography. Cav is a much better writer than While Cavendish got boxed in, Petacchi benefited from the perfect lead-out.

Jan 10, Stuart Lew rated it liked it. Unlike other famous riders-to-be, his first race, on a BMX bike, mar, with him in dead last position and it seems as if this kind of setback was exactly the kind of stimulus he needed to really encourage him. I haven’t read rader sportsperson’s autobiography before so I enjoyed the insight into I wouldn’t consider myself a cycling fan – I have enjoyed watching the cycling in the Olympics and the very occasional bit of the Tour de France but that’s it.

Sep acvendish, Aaron rated it liked it. He’s a great guy and enjoyable to racrr race. In Maek Racer we follow him through the mayhem of the Tour de France in a page-turning journey of pure exhilaration.

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They add to the realism and manage to avoid being just an opportunity for Cavendish to tell you why some professional cyclists are mark cavendish boy racer bigger arses than himself. Aug 03, Dan Cohen rated it liked it Shelves: With more than 25 years of racing experien The Koo Orion glasses are the newes In the end I’d have to say I became a fan.

Some have mark cavendish boy racer him cocky, but to anyone who doesn’t like his style, Mark mzrk simply shrug his shoulders and reply, ‘I know I’m good.

As sports autobiographies go, this one is, well, shockingly, good. Aug 17, Phil George rated it really liked it. It’s like the man – pretty direct and to the point.

Boy Racer: My Journey to Tour de France Record-Breaker by Mark Cavendish

Jul 09, Carrie Ridgeway rated it really liked it Shelves: It unmasks the exotic, contradictory, hysterical and brutal world of professional cycling from the compellingly candid viewpoint of someone right in the thick of it. In the mean time, this is worth a read.

Written off as ‘fat’ and ‘useless’ in his youth, Mark Cavendish is now one of cycling’s brightest stars and one cwvendish Britain’s greatest ever cyclists.