Andy McGrath won the £29,000 (about $38,715) William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award (the "Bookie") for Tom Simpson: Bird on the Wire. In addition to the cash prize, McGrath also receives a free William Hill bet worth £2,500 (about $3,335) and an exclusive day at the races.
Graham Sharpe, chairman of the judging panel, commented: "Rarely does a book meet its aim so perfectly. Innovative design, scrupulous research and stunning photography complement each other superbly to produce Andy McGrath's outstanding and startlingly intimate portrait of a British sporting icon. Like another former Bookie Prize winner, Lance Armstrong, Tom Simpson was hugely talented and single-minded, but flawed. Tom Simpson's tragic morality tale inspires awe and respect, yet also unease amongst those who have seen domestic cycling reach international heights he could only have guessed at."