The Book: Boy Racer - Mark Cavendish. My Journey to Tour de France record-breaker, step behind the scenes and experience the pure adrenaline of the Tour de France through the eyes of its hottest young superstar. Boy Racer unmasks the exotic, contradictory, hysterical and brutal world of professional cycling from the compellingly candid viewpoint of a young man in the thick of it. Written off as 'fat' and 'useless' in his youth, now, aged 23, Mark Cavendish has become British Cycling's brightest star. His extraordinary, quadruple-stage win in the 2008 Tour broke records and put him squarely in the spotlight. Some have called him cocky, but to anyone who doesn't like his style, Mark will simply shrug his shoulders and reply, 'I know i'm good, There's no point lying about it.' Peers say that they have never seen anyone with Cavendish's hunger for success and while this fearlessness-both in the saddle and on the record-has at times led to controversy, it has also earned him the respect of ever more fans. In Boy Racer Mark takes us on his exhilarating journey into the mayhem of the Tour de France.