Quercus buys cycling title by Geraint Thomas

Quercus buys cycling title by Geraint Thomas

Quercus has acquired a book about cycling by Olympic gold medallist and world champion Geraint Thomas after a "fierce auction".
 
In The World of Cycling According to G, which will be published in hardback and e-book on the 29th October, Thomas talks about the world of cycling, from “grovelling up the Mortirolo Pass to a weekend jaunt with the lads up Caerphilly Mountain”.
 
He said: “It's not really your typical cycling book. I wanted to give you a warts and all insight into the life of a pro cyclist, great tales from the peloton, and also remind the weekend warrior that whilst we all hurt at times, cycling is an escape and an adventure - something that puts a smile on yourface and fire in the legs like nothing else.”
 
Richard Milner, Quercus’ publishing director of non-fiction, secured the UK & Commonwealth rights from David Luxton of David Luxton Associates, acting on behalf of Sir Elton John’s Rocket Sports Management.
 
Milner said: “Geraint Thomas is one of cycling’s biggest stars and most popular riders. As you’d expect from someone like him, the book will be hugely entertaining and a must-have for anyone with even a fleeting interest in his sport.”
 
Thomas was born in Cardiff in 1986 and won an Olympic gold medal for team pursuit in 2012. In 2014 he won Commonwealth road race gold in Glasgow and was voted BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year.