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No ALT tag specifiedNicole Cooke, winner of the 2014 SweetSpot Cycling Book of the Year Award for The Breakaway, with SweetSpot Race Director Mick Bennett

Cycling has long boasted a proud and evocative literature and that trend has continued in modern times, paralleling the growth of cycling in Britain and the general interest in the sport. To celebrate that SweetSpot - the organisers of the Friends Life Tour of Britain, the Pearl Izumi Tour Series and the Friends Life Women's Tour hold an annual public vote to find the best cycling book published throughout the year.

Launched in 2013, the inaugural winner was Domestique, the autobiography of Charly Wegelius, written with Tom Southam, that took the first ever SweetSpot Cycling Book of the Year Award. A year later and it was another autobiograpy of a former rider, but one very different, as Nicole Cooke's The Breakaway was voted the winner by visitors to the Tour websites.

The Breakaway was voted the winner from a shortlist of ten titles, picked by our panel that were published during 2014.

Roll of Honour

  • 2014: The Breakaway, Nicole Cooke, Simon & Schuster
  • 2013: Domestique, Charly Wegelius & Tom Southam; Ebury Press

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