The World of Cycling According to G is like no other cycling book, from no other rider: a thrilling group ride through the secret stories and clandestine codes, the great names and small detail, the insider tactics, pivotal races and essential etiquette.
Double Olympic gold medallist, multiple world champion and Team Sky superstar Geraint Thomas leads us inside the pro peloton, round the back roads of British cycling culture and into his constantly whirring brain - a place packed with stories of boozy nights with Wiggo and hard yards with Cav, the correct way to shave a man's legs and the remarkable restorative powers of well-made Welsh cakes.
There is a connoisseur's advice (who should do what in a breakaway?), lessons in biking protocol (ever wondered how to pee on the move?) and mandates for good cycling living (never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down).
Charming and informative, diverting and droll, it is the perfect companion for anyone who has ever hugged the drops of a racing bike or relished the pros' daring deeds. Because G treats the sport just as the rest of us see it: not a job, or pharmaceutical contest, but an escape and an adventure, something that puts a grin on your face and fire in the legs like nothing else.
Besotted by bikes? Soppy for cycling? This book is for all of us riders happily in love.
Geraint Thomas MBE is the winner of the 2018 Tour de France, a double Olympic gold medallist and multiple world champion who has been an indispensable part of Team Sky since its inception. A Tour de France veteran, he had both completed the entire race with a fractured pelvis and been essential in piloting Chris Froome to the yellow jersey multiple times before his own win.
One of the most popular men in the peloton, he has watched and contributed from the inside as British cycling has been transformed over the past decade. In 2014 he won Commonwealth road race gold in Glasgow and was voted BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year. In 2015 he became the first British rider to win the E3 Harelbeke: in 2016 he won Paris-Nice and in early 2018 won the Criterium du Dauphine.