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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  275 ratings  ·  45 reviews
From 2015 to 2017, Peter Sagan achieved the seemingly impossible: he won three road race World Championships in a row, ensuring his entry into the history books as one of the greatest riders of all time.

But to look at Peter’s record in isolation is to tell only a fraction of his story, because Peter doesn’t just win: he entertains. Every moment in the saddle is an opportun
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 4th 2018 by Yellow Jersey
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Juraj Holub
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
I didn’t expect any literary masterpiece here. In fact, my expectations were rock bottom. And they were fulfilled. The book just reminded me of why I loath these self-purpose biographies and business books. Outside of a few sections where the ghost author revealed the insights of what was happening on track, it was unreadable. Still, I gritted my teeth and made it to the finish line.
Steve
If you know (or care) who Peter Sagan is, you'll probably enjoy this book. If you've been following him for years - which means you follow bike racing - you'll enjoy the reminiscence and the periodic insights; if you're a serious Sagan fan, you really ought to read it.

If you're not a cycling fan (and you've never heard of Sagan) ... before you close the review ... if you want just a taste of why Peter Sagan (a mere bicycle racer) is such a popular, iconic, larger-than-life figure in the world of
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Andreea Dima
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
People don't watch bike races just to find out the result. If that was the case, they would just read the paper in the morning or check their phones. Fans want drama. And if you can't make the effort to give them something to shout about when you're wearing the rainbow jersey, well, frankly, you shouldn't be wearing it. People often ask if I feel the pressure of the jersey. Well, I feel the jersey, it's true, but it's not a pressure. It's a responsibility to entertain.

That's why I love cycling
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Michal Červený
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ešte predtým, než začnete čítať knihu Môj svet od Petra Sagana a britského novinára Johna Deeringa, ujasnite si, čo od nej čakáte.
Ak je to cyklistika ako šport, jej zákulisie a opis najväčších Saganových úspechov, ste na správnej adrese. Ak vás zaujíma aj čosi viac zo súkromia či osobnosti nášho najlepšieho cyklistu, možno budete sklamaní.
Kniha je napísaná v prvej osobe, akoby ju písal sám Sagan, čo je pri podobných knihách bežnou praxou. Deering so Saganom nebol v nepretržitom osobnom kontakte
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Toan Tran
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's a good read for all cycling fans, especially for those who have been following Peter Sagan (like me). The ghost writer did a good job writing the book in a 'not so cycling nerdy' language but still managed to capture the exciting atmosphere of the front of the peloton or the chase/sprint at the races which Peter Sagan participated from 2010 to 2018.
The book tells us how Peter Sagan won 3 world championships, how he loves riding in Australia (Down Under race) and California (Tour of Californ
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Els
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ik ben een sportfan en Peter Sagan is toch wel een van de meest opvallende figuren uit de sportwereld. Hij is zo een typisch 'you love him or you hate him' personage en ik, ja, ik ben gewoon iemand uit de eerste categorie.
Wat bewonder ik nu zo in hem? Heel eenvoudig is dat. Hij blijft zichzelf, krijgt geen dikke nek en werkt voor zijn prestaties zonder dat hij de energie uit zijn ploegmaten zuigt en hen als lege ballonnen achterlaat. Zijn interviews zijn geweldig grappig en soms nietszeggend, m
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Filip Konrad
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
I like the guy. I am a fan. But this book is very disapointing if you are a fan and cyclist who keeps up with the cycling world...Because apart from few bright moments like new gossips from races and cycling politics this book has not much to offer...at least for me. Bought the paper book & i should have downloaded the ebook. I wouldnt read it again.
McKay
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
I am a cyclist and a huge fan of the sport in general. I have always struggled with Peter Sagan and his antics so I decided to check this book out and hopefully see another side and come around to an understanding of why everyone seems to love him. Well...this book only confirmed my initial thoughts of him. He is a great cyclist and one of the absolute best around, but a complete self serving moron. Anyone that tattoos their own face on their body is just that. I also became so sick of hearing t ...more
Cade
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cycling Fans; Sports fans
A really fun read. If you are a cycling fan, this is a great one to get you through some winter season blues. The book is Peter's perspective on the three seasons of winning the UCI World Road Championships with side chapters on his childhood, family, and the makings of his personal support crew of friends, Team Peter. It gives insight into how he functions with a race team a what works for him. He definitely has a different approach to things than other riders and works with team directors and ...more
Quirina Isarin
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting view in his character and how he experienced the races he rode in the past years. He's really flamboyant.
Randy
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peter Sagan is an incredible bike rider, athlete, role model, but most importantly a hell of a human being. I love his take on life, how to live it, and the love he shows to everyone involved around him, personal, professional, or otherwise. The book is written and a cool conversational tone and I loved it. Reading about Peter, I would have it no other way. What an incredible achivement in cycling to be 3X World Champion and winning classic races in between. The guy is hilarious, insightful, and ...more
Michal Tóth
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is exactly what you would expect from 3times world champion. Interesting insights intro Team Peter, Oleg Tinkov or cycling marketing "machinery", but if you are looking forward for some gossips, intrigues on competitors or anything similar, you will be dissapointed. As the cover says, in book are highlighted mainly UCI Wold championships, Monuments and Tour de France from 2015 until spring 2018, casually enmeshed with views on his childhood, junior years, Slovakia or family
Doctor Moss
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cycling, biography
This is pretty much what you would expect it to be, from Peter Sagan. It’s light, breezy, upbeat, and entertaining. It’s Sagan’s public personality all the way through.

Not that that’s bad. Sagan is a breath of fresh air in cycling — besides being incredibly talented, skilled, and accomplished, he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He knows he’s in the entertainment business, so he is there for the fans. He even has “Why so serious?” tattooed on himself, along with a Joker-like image of himself.
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Chris
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has problems. Which many seem to have overlooked. Of the 3 stars, 2 are only for the book and the 3rd is for the man himself.

Essentially, the main problems are:
1: The Co-Author/Translator (John Deering) has clearly had more input into the book that Peter Sagan himself. I get the feeling that Sagan's contribution was a 60minute interview and the rest cobbled (no pun intended) together by John Deering. Whilst I'm sure that in his native Slovakian, Peter Sagan is a very verbose and eloque
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Scotty
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it
I am aware that this book is sort of "co-written." I went into the book knowing that the flow and voice of the book would not be a literary masterpiece, but that is not what it is about. Many attempts have been made to interview what could be the greatest cyclist to ever straddle a bicycle. Peter Sagan is known for being a single liner or even a single worder to the most seasoned interviewer and never expounds on much. Well, if you want to know more about what makes Peter Sagan tick, this is the ...more
Ron S
Mar 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Besides his incredible ability on a bike, Sagan has proven to be one of the more entertaining stars of the sport. Unfortunately, his charm is mostly lacking in this conventional memoir, which is about as exciting to read as a four hour indoor trainer ride, while staring at a bare cinder block wall. Worse yet, is Sagan's insistence on inserting his "why so serious?" tag-line onto every other page of this book (and printed on the back cover). One can easily imagine a manager or business advisor te ...more
Mirthe
Oct 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I like reading a book about cycling every once in a while, and - as a Peter Sagan fan - I liked reading this one.

I did only give it a three star rating, because the writing isn’t so great. If you’ve seen interviews with Sagan, you’ll know the things he says aren’t always ‘understandable’. What I mean is: sometimes you’re not entirely sure what he’s trying to say, mainly due to a strange kind of humour (at least to me). And it’s exactly the same when reading this book. Sometimes I didn’t entirely
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Rick
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peter gives a very good insight into the world of cycling and, most importantly, his perspective and understanding of its mechanisms. The co-author does well to allow Peter’s voice to come through. Those who have seen Peter interviewed enough will recognize his thoughts and expressions. The cycling races are presented well, with intrigue and excitement. The authors space them out well enough so that it’s not just 200 pages or racing recaps. The in betweens filled with personal moments and philos ...more
João Guilherme Brotto
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was very curious to understand more about how Sagan became who he is. I mean, he is a monster! But the book misses the details about his training routine and diet, for example. As an amateur cyclist I was looking forward to learn some pro tips. But there's nothing.

Apart from that, it's a fun story with a few insights about Sagan biggest victories and his life as a pro. The last chapter, about the iconic Paris-Roubaix 2018, is the highlight of the book - probably. It was such an amazing classi
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Matthijs Leest
Fijne wielrenner, fijn mens, fijn boek. Sagan schrijft zoals hij fietst en interviews geeft: op zijn Sagans, wat vooral betekent dat het alle kanten op kan gaan - van opgeven naar doorzetten, van focus op de fiets naar Why so serious?, van feesten naar wereldbeschouwingen, van simpel naar stijlvol, maar paradoxaal genoeg toch allemaal past bij hem. De mooiste stukken zijn toch wel de lange beschrijvingen van zijn overwinningen op het WK, de Ronde en Roubaix.
Megan Dax
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peter Sagan may not be the best writer, but he is an amazing cyclist! I remember watching him at the Amgen Tour of California. He is entertaining to watch. I’ve enjoyed following his career over the years. In this book, Sagan lets us in by telling his side of the story. I applaud him for opening his door to us; however, do not expect this book to be a well written read.
Lisa
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great read for cycling enthusiasts and especially fans of Peter Sagan. Funny and amusing as well as lots of tactical talk and a refreshing outlook on life where we should all consider his motto "Why so serious?"
Gene
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Much better than I expected, both the book and Sagan. I thought he might be arrogant, instead he’s more of a goof. Though his final line is wonderful, “live life every day. Not because we are biller-proof, but precisely because we are not. Be kind to each other. Be careful with each other.”
Kelli
Mar 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
I was so excited to read this book because Sagan is a talented athlete and fun character. I couldn’t get to page 100. It was not well written and the opposite of engaging. I kept trying and hoping it would get better. It didn’t.
Dave
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As a fan of road cycling and Peter Sagan, (he signed my 2013 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-mod, and I was at the finish line podium to congratulate him when he won the 2016 Tour of California), I have to say that this book is a fun, interesting, read.
Cbarrett
Dec 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Leisure book; not chosen with the expectation of picking up a literary classic of impeccable grammar and flowing prose, so no expectations were harmed for that. Just purely a recreational read about one of cyclings more colorful and talented characters. And there were pictures.
Anne Martin
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it
A quick read. Not a great read but gives insights into his personality and the craziness of professional cycling. I’d say he really is an easy going goof that has the perfect personality to handle the pressure at the top.
Nico
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Rather disappointing book. I didn’t learn anything new.
Steve
Feb 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I was left wanting more from this book. I wanted more details of the races, a deeper insight into the mind of one of the great cyclists of this generation.
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