Break: Life as a Cycling Maverick

Cummings, Steve (author)


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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’.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Imprint: Atlantic Books UK
Publication date: 15/06/2023

ISBN: 9781838953935 Category: