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Triumphs and Turbulence: My Autobiography - Chris Boardman

Triumphs and Turbulence: My Autobiography - Chris Boardman

Title: Triumphs and Turbulence: My Autobiography

Author:  Chris Boardman

ISBN:  9780091951757

Weight:  859 g

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Triumphs and Turbulence by Chris Boardman

You may know him as the much-loved co-presenter of ITV’s Tour de France coverage or enjoyed his BBC Olympic coverage, but beyond the easy charm Chris Boardman is one of our greatest, most inspiring cyclists.

Boardman’s lone achievements in the 80s and 90s – Olympic track gold, the world hour record, repeatedly claiming the yellow jersey in the Tour de France – were the spark that started the modern era for British cycling.  His endeavours both on and off the bike have made him the founding father of current golden generation – without him there would simply be no Hoy, Wiggins or Cavendish.

It is a story full of intrigue: from Olympic success, to the famous duels with Graeme Obree and the insanity of the Tour de France.  Chris became a legend for his combination of physical ability and technical preparation, almost single-handedly taking British cycling from wool shirts and cloth caps into the era of marginal gains.  Indeed, after his career on the bike ended, a new chapter began as the backroom genius behind GB cycling.  As head of the R&D team known as The Secret Squirrel Club, Chris has been responsible for the technical innovations that made the difference in 2012 and developed Boardman Bikes, which has become the country’s bestselling premium bike range.

Peer & Press Reviews

The true inspiration was that Olympic gold won by Chris Boardman in Barcelona… I was so in awe of Chris Boardman.

Sir Bradley Wiggins

A genuinely humble man who, over the last thirty years, has played a pivotal role in the success story of British cycling.

Dr Steve Peters (sport psychiatrist)

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Triumphs and Turbulence
Sub title: My Autobiography
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features: This book has two sections of photographs, black & white and colour, recording various stages in the life and career of Chris Boardman
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780091951757
ISBN 10: 0091951755
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 324
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 33mm
Design Credits
Jacket design: Two Associates
Jacket photographs: Mark Harrison (front and back)

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