The Art of Cycling
The autobiography of a cycling legend.
On the afternoon of Sunday, the first of February 2015, Cadel Evans crossed the finish line in the first-ever race of the event that would immortalise his name: the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. At that moment, an extraordinary cycling career, spanning 20 years and more than 750 professional races, came to a close.
The book was great. Cadel has a unique style, as anyone who has seen him be interviewed can attest to. His writing style is similar, and is perfectly readable. I would give the book 5 stars for Cadel's storytell ...more
The ups and down of a professional athlete are different, yet the same as those of us in other professional jobs. Often more physical, granted, but there are the bureaucracies, the squabbles, the physical environment, the equipment... a ...more
For anyone who has watched Cadel across his career....this book makes you want to watch some of the old races over again....this time having a bit more insight into what was happening to him and to the team.
He is the consummate professional. So committed...so serious. He deserves ...more
I never knew Evans was a mountain-biking world champion before he switched to road racing, and all the origin story information was fantastic. It was great to see the parts all come together to allow a boy from rural Australia move to Europe and take on the giants in the cycling world.
Of particular note, I really enjoyed the writing style of ...more
It was an interesting upbringing, raw, humble and very grounding. Cadel had a passion for cycling from a young age and as an only child, learnt to rely on himself and his abilities and trained hard in the pursuit to be better. It was interesting though, halfway throug ...more
The problem is, he doesn't know how to tell a great story. So there are part where he hints at something interesting--like where young riders try to use tactics against him, and he thwarts them--which he doesn't expound upon properly. ...more
Great Book. Great Story. Great Hard Work and Suffering to become the best of the best!