Steadfast: My Story

Steadfast: My Story

by Lizzie Armitstead


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In this brilliant and unique autobiography Lizzie Armitstead takes the reader to the heart of the most demanding of endurance sports and the challenges faced by one of its most gifted competitors: from sexism and the fight for equality, to doping and the incredible sacrifices and self-belief required to self-coach herself to world titles. Born in Otley, West Yorkshire, in 1988, Lizzie won her first medal in the Junior World Track Championships in 2005 after being talent spotted at school, before going on to win silver at the 2012 Olympics Games in London. Three years later she was World Road Race Champion and began 2016 as one of the favorites for a medal at the Rio Olympic Games. From the rolling hills of Yorkshire through to the treacherous climbs of the Vista Circuit in Rio de Janeiro - through setbacks, life lessons and ups and downs of a professional life in cycling - Steadfast is an intense and inspiring story of sporting triumph.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911274254
Publisher: Blink Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Lizzie Armitstead is World, Commonwealth and National racing champion, and Olympic silver medalist.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Imperfect Storm vii

1 Home 1

2 The Secret Society 27

3 Finding My Feet 47

4 Pull Your Head In 65

5 Magnums, Nachtwinkels and Peter Pan 83

6 End of the Track 103

7 2012 125

8 Equality and Power 145

9 Year of Doom 161

10 All Change 177

11 Me, Myself and My Coach 193

12 Catching Rainbows 211

13 All Roads Have Potholes 235

14 It isn't Always about the Finish Line 257

Appendix 275

Acknowledgements 279

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