*SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2023 SPORTS BOOK AWARDS CYCLING BOOK OF THE YEAR*
The gripping and revealing autobiography of one of Britain’s most successful international cyclistsof the modern era
‘Getting in a break was my one chance of winning. The hard part was working out, again and again,how to make that chance count’
Sharp, resourceful and a permanent outsider; for nearly 20 years Steve Cummings determinedly blazedhis own winning trail in international cycling. A maverick who defied the dominant teams, to recorda sequence of gloriously improbable victories, he has lived and raced with legends of the sport -Cavendish, Wiggins, Froome, Thomas and others – about whom he has strong views and untold stories.
This autobiography of one of Britain’s most successful international riders of the modern era takesthe reader from Steve’s earliest days as a junior, pounding across the flatlands of the Wirral,through his love-hate relationships with the British Cycling track cycling squad, to his series oftop-level breakaway victories in the Tour de France, Tour of Britain and Vuelta a Espana and -rather than standout physical talent – how developing his own strategies and training techniquesenabled him to succeed against the odds.
The Break will be the first full-length account of the life and times of, in the words ofProCyclingmagazine, a ‘universally popular and respected rider in the cycling world’.
Imprint: Atlantic Books UK
Publication date: 15/06/2023