Sir Bradley Wiggins grew up in Kilburn in London. He won the World Junior Pursuit title before going on to win eight Olympic medals including five golds spanning five games, and seven World Track Championship titles. In 2012 he became the first Briton to win the Tour de France. He was awarded the OBE in the 2005 New Year's honours list and the CBE in 2009, before being knighted in 2012. He currently lives in the north-west of England with his wife, Cath, and their two children, Ben and Isabella.
Herbie Sykes is a British sports journalist and writer specializing in the history of road bicycle racing. His fourth book, The Race Against the Stasi, won the Cycling Book of the Year at the Cross British Sports Book Awards, and was nominated in the outstanding general sports writing category. In addition, it was among the Observer sports books of the year.
`If, like me, you're a fan of cycling, you must have this book... Bradley's collection of iconic jerseys is breath-taking and includes the 1949 yellow jersey of a personal hero of mine Fausto Coppi.' - Paul Smith
`Rather beautiful and an intriguing blend of cycling history and personal snippets.' - The Guardian
`An intriguing blend of historical research, fanboy memoir and candid confession'.' - Cyclist
`If you ever wanted to know about the events and people that influenced Bradley Wiggins' early cycling career and led to his love of the sport, then Icons is the book for you.' - Road.cc