Mark Cavendish’s “At Speed” offers another look at his life and personality

AtSpeed_CoverPhoto_96dpi_400pw-200x291Love him or hate him, if you love cycling and the Tour de , you will enjoy At : My Life in the Fast Lane (Velo Press, 2013), the second autobiography by Mark Cavendish. Cavendish is well known for his honesty (sometimes to a fault), brashness and use of foul language during interviews.

In true Cav form, At features all of those elements of Cavendish’s personality (some would say that producing two autobiographies before the age of 30 was enough to demonstrate Cavendish’s brashness).

The Manx Missile offers his perspective on the demise of HTC-, insight into his 2011 Road Race , his tumultuous year on and subsequent move to Omega-Pharma Quick Step. Later in the book, he takes readers inside the  in the 2012 Road Race and his disappointing result.


One of the most interesting and opinionated chapters of At details Cavendish’s thoughts on , the era of and his frustration about the stigma that has been attached to cycling even though pro cyclists are tested significantly more than other Sport athletes.

At will offer hardcore cycling fans a greater understanding of the business side of along with an understanding of the politics of the and strategy needed to win at the sport’s highest level.

The book also offers a bit of a deeper into Cav’s private life.

Cavendish chronicles how he met his Peta Todd and his transformation from brooding bachelor into a family man. Anyone that read Cavendish’s first autobiography Boy Racer (Velo Press, 2010) will take notice of how he has matured both as a cyclist and a man. As the fastest man on two wheels closes in on his 30s and the Tour de stage victory record, At  gives Cav fans and haters ammunition in forming their opinions about his career for the next few seasons.

At : My Life in the Fast Lane – Mark Cavendish

Paperback with color photo section.
6″ x 9″, 288 pages, $18.95

ISBN 9781937715045

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