Reviewed by- Linda (2012/07/30, 06:25 PM)
It takes a certain mindset to win Olympic gold. There’s a level of dedication and sacrifice necessary that does not come easily to the average person. Timed to coincide with the London summer Olympics this book gives us an amazing look at the world of Olympic level competitive cycling. The story follows two friends who share the dream of winning Gold in the Olympics. Cleave realistically shows the training and commitment needed to compete. He portrays the two Olympic hopefuls as very human and complicates things by adding family drama to the mix. This is an easy read that holds your interest. It does require a slight suspension of belief at times and the ending feels very contrived. This aside, I recommend for those that enjoy a good story with believable characters.Back.