Inside Team Sky: The Inside Story of Team Sky and Their Challenge for the 2013 Tour de France

Inside Team Sky: The Inside Story of Team Sky and Their Challenge for the 2013 Tour de France

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After the victory of Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky in the 2012 Tour de France, the pressure was on the team to repeat their success in 2013. When Wiggins had to pull out of the defence of his yellow jersey, attention moved to Chris Froome, who had finished as runner-up the year before. Could he bring about back-to-back victories for the UK and for Team Sky? With team principal Sir Dave Brailsford at the helm, the levels of expectation were high. Nothing less than a win would do.
Embedded within the team was top sportswriter David Walsh, who had been covering the sport for four decades. As the man who had done more than any other journalist to reveal the lies of Lance Armstrong, he has the reputation for exposing the dark secrets that cycling would want to keep hidden. His inside story, from how Team Sky prepared for the Tour de France through to Froome's emphatic victory, is supported by insights from all the key members of the team, and provides a definitive account of a dramatic race that gripped cycling fans around the world.

Title:Inside Team Sky: The Inside Story of Team Sky and Their Challenge for the 2013 Tour de France
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781471133312
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    Inside Team Sky: The Inside Story of Team Sky and Their Challenge for the 2013 Tour de France Reviews

  • Ireney Berezniak

    "Inside Team Sky" by David Walsh turned out to be somewhat of disappointing read, focusing less on the inner workings of the team, and more on team's struggle for credibility in this "post-Lance era",...

  • Barry Bridges

    Not a revelation, just an affirmation of the Team Sky party line. Do we all need to get T-Shirts printed saying "I Believe" before the sport can shed it's tainted image and return to just being about ...

  • James

    I was looking forward to this but the content and style were frustrating. For some reason, Walsh decided that after writing a coherent 400 page turner about Lance Armstrong, many years away from cycli...

  • John Armstrong

    A good insightful read. A lot has happened since it was written, which I think proves how much Team Sky learnt (from their mistakes). For sure they had (and still have) big backers, but it takes a bit...

  • Inga Gunnarsdttir

    Could not finish, something about the writing style that made this to much effort to read. English is not my language but I have read a lot of books in English that were hard to put down. This was an ...

  • Timojhen

    Decent. While I do believe Sky are largely genuine in their intent, recent developments clouded this book for me. Style and writing were good and the depth of detail was also solid. Dunno, harder and ...

  • Gary Booth

    Great read. Loved some of the insights to Brailsfords masterwork with team building. Only thing stopping the 5th star was the fact I was expecting a little more scandal! Would recommend ...

  • Gill

    Walsh is the Sunday Times journalist who pointed the finger at Lance Armstrong, so for Team Sky to invite him to spend a year on the road with them in 2013 speaks volumes.Lots of fascinating behind-th...

  • Gumble's Yard - Golden Reviewer

    The book is really about Walsh’s conviction from his time inside the team that Sky aren’t doping. This is based on the complete lack of any circumstantial evidence (despite his digging, the anti-d...

  • Eleanor King

    The author's background into exposing Armstrong is a major contextual influence on Inside Team Sky, and with good reason. Walsh, a guy who admits in the book that he desperately wants to fall back in ...