The Tour According to G: My Journey to the Yellow Jersey

The Tour According to G: My Journey to the Yellow Jersey

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For years Geraint Thomas appeared blessed with extraordinary talent but jinxed at the greatest bike race in the world: twice an Olympic gold medallist on the track, Commonwealth champion, yet at the Tour de France a victim of crashes, bad luck and his willingness to sacrifice himself for his team-mates.

In the summer of 2018, that curse was blown away in spectacular fashion - from the cobbles of the north and the iconic mountain climbs of the Alps to the brutal slopes of the Pyrenees and, finally, the Champs-Elysees in Paris. As a boy, G had run home from school on summer afternoons to watch the Tour on television. This July, across twenty-one stages and three weeks, and under constant attack from his rivals, he made the race his own.

With insight from the key characters around Geraint, this is the inside story of one of the most thrilling and heart-warming tales in sport.

Not only can nice guys come first - they can win the biggest prize of all.

Title:The Tour According to G: My Journey to the Yellow Jersey
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    The Tour According to G: My Journey to the Yellow Jersey Reviews

  • Gumble's Yard - Golden Reviewer

    Easy-reading but insightful partly-ghostwritten first–person account of Thomas’s famous Tour de France win, which includes brief sections by Sara Thomas, Rod Ellingworth, Tim Kerrison and Chris Fr...

  • ColinH1

    Absolutely brilliant! Fantastic insight into the greatest cycle race from a really honest and genuine guy. The first truly British winner and totally deserved. Looking forward to the next one G. Giro?...

  • Jim Dennison

    I doubt this book will be of much interest to anyone who’s not a road cycling enthusiast. And for such people I think Thomas’ first book is significantly better than this one in that it covers a m...

  • Susan Ferguson

    Great book on the Tour de France - preparation, day by day events and happenings. 2018 - the year Geraint Thomas won the yellow jersey. ...

  • Jamie Bowen

    G winning the Tour de France was one of the highlights of 2018, this is the story behind that triumph. Geraint gives you a real taste of what it’s like within the peloton on the greatest tour of the...

  • Mark

    An easy read and really enjoyed! Especially the chapters on stage wins👍...

  • Russ Brookes

    As a big lover of cycling and someone who is a big fan of Geraint Thomas I was looking forward to this book. G's victory was one of my favourite tours and the book is a great recollection of the tour....

  • John Burgess

    A must read your all cycling fans....

  • Algirdas Purkenas

    The boy who climbed the mountain. What a wonderful story of resilience, patience and effort. G won the tour because he simply the strongest rider in the peloton. No other questions. I myself witnessed...

  • Andrew

    An easy read celebrating how good guys sometimes finish first.Admittedly unlike Sky's other Tour winners, Geraint Thomas does not have the complexities of Wiggins nor does he actively protect his pers...