Gold tells the story of cyclists Zoe, Kate, and Jack; it seems like everything they've ever done on and off the track has shaped them for the 2012 Olympics in London. Each struggles against their own demons: Kate and Jack are the parents of eight year old, Star Wars loving, Sophie who is battling leukemia; Zoe is always racing against the ghosts from her past, nightmarish memories.
Cleave's book gives the reader a very real sense of the physicality of professional cyclists. It was another Cleave success, but I think I still like his Little Bee a little better!
Would I suggest it? Yep.