The Break

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For nearly 20 years Steve Cummings determinedly blazed his own winning trail in international cycling. A maverick who defied the dominant teams to record a 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 takes the 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 of top-level breakaway victories in the Tour de France, Tour of Britain and Vuelta a España and – rather than standout physical talent – how developing his own strategies and training techniques enabled him to succeed against the odds.

ISBN: 9781838953911 Author: Cummings, Steve Publisher: Allen & Unwin Publication Date: 19th May 2022 Imprint: Allen & Unwin Cover: Hardback Dewey: 796.6092 (edition:23) Pages: 336 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

The gripping and revealing autobiography of one of Britain’s most successful international cyclists of 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 blazed his own winning trail in international cycling. A maverick who defied the dominant teams, to record a 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 takes the 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 of top-level breakaway victories in the Tour de France, Tour of Britain and Vuelta a Espa�a and – rather than standout physical talent – how developing his own strategies and training techniques enabled him to succeed against the odds.The Break will be the first full-length account of the life and times of, in the words of ProCycling magazine, a ‘universally popular and respected rider in the cycling world’.

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