As the blurb to Geraint Thomas’s new book, Mountains According to G, says, “there have been fine books about the big climbs before but never from the voice of an elite general classification winner, taking you inside what these climbs really feel like, where the attacks come, where the pain kicks in.”
In his third book, the Ineos Grenadiers rider and 2018 Tour de France winner takes us inside the climbs around the world that he’s stamped his mark on – and have stamped their mark on him. Beginning with climbs near his native Cardiff like Rhigos and the Tumble that, as a lad, stoked the fires of his burgeoning cycling obsession, expanding out to the climbs of the Spring Classics in northern Europe, and culminating in the high mountains of France that paved the way to his greatest triumph,
Mountains According to G is the story of the roads that have defined his storied career. From Majorca’s Sa Calobra, a training ground that has laid the foundations to his successes each season, to Alpe d’Huez, where he won in 2018 on his way to the yellow jersey and where his name now adorns one of its 21 switchbacks, the book is for anyone who’s ever cycled up a mountain and will surely motivate anybody who is yet to have the pleasure.