Project Rainbow: How British Cycling Reached the Top of the World

Project Rainbow How British Cycling Reached the Top of the World Twenty years ago British road cycling was in the doldrums today it is at the top of the world thanks to Bradley Wiggins s Tour de France win Mark Cavendish s Road World title and the dominance of t

  • Title: Project Rainbow: How British Cycling Reached the Top of the World
  • Author: Rod Ellingworth
  • ISBN: 9780571303496
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Twenty years ago, British road cycling was in the doldrums today it is at the top of the world, thanks to Bradley Wiggins s Tour de France win, Mark Cavendish s Road World title and the dominance of the British squad, Team Sky Cycling has become that rare beast, a story of British sporting success built from the bottom up.As GB Elite Road Coach and Team Sky s PerformanceTwenty years ago, British road cycling was in the doldrums today it is at the top of the world, thanks to Bradley Wiggins s Tour de France win, Mark Cavendish s Road World title and the dominance of the British squad, Team Sky Cycling has become that rare beast, a story of British sporting success built from the bottom up.As GB Elite Road Coach and Team Sky s Performance Manager, Rod Ellingworth is one of the chief architects behind that success Here, for the first time, he tells the story of this amazing journey the meteoric rise of both teams to the top of the road cycling world, and the four year campaign that led to Mark Cavendish s historic Road World Championships title in 2011.With an introduction by Mark Cavendish.

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    1. Book concentrating on Ellingworth's road coaching career (establishing the academy, working at Sky, working on Team GB) but all focused on the aims of a Worlds man's road race gold medal in 2011 and Olympic medal in 2012. Reading a book on Team GB techniques entirely focused on the road is interesting. Ellingworth's main techniques including: breaking down a goals into the different steps needed to achieve it, and then the steps to achieve those etc; strict discipline with youngsters and amateur [...]

    2. Rod Ellingworth's book shows the take on cycling the new generation needs and details the use of the now-popularized marginal gains approach to optimize cyclists' performance. A detailed count of his plan to set up the Academy, these pages reveal the way GB got to the top with Olympic medals & World Championship victories; notably with Mark Cavendish. A must-read for any cycling enthusiast who wants to see what it takes to be the best in the new era of pro-racing.Thanks Rod!

    3. great insight into the programme and planning that went into the first British world champion in over 50 years. fascinating reading.

    4. A really good view into a chapter of cycling history - Ellingworth's planning fervour had a strange positive impact on my own life. Hadn't anticipated that!

    5. Great insight into the success of british cycling and the dedication it took from the guys who didn't get the credit. A must for any british cycling fan!

    6. Very interesting, great insight on British Cycling start up however there is far too much Cav loving. It's basically another biography for Cav.

    7. Very interesting insight into how British Cycling became such a success story. There are lessons in here that can be applied to success in any other aspects of life.

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