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Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France

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THE SERIES OF EVENTS surrounding Floyd Landis's 2006 Tour de France was as improbable as anything in the history of sports: He showed up nine seconds late for the race's opening prologue, donned the leader's yellow jersey twelve days later, and lost his lead only to regain it in remarkable fashion just before the Tour's final stage into Paris. Winning the Tour should have been the culmination of a life's dream, but a mere three days later, Landis was accused of using banned performance-enhancing drugs. Released by his team and threatened with the removal of his Tour title, Landis went from winning the most prestigious race of his career to being unfairly labeled as a cheater, a liar, and a doper.

Positively False is at once a memoir and a powerful indictment of the unchecked governing bodies of cycling that have compromised theintegrity of the sport as a whole. From leaving the Mennonite community of his youth in order to pursue his passion for cycling, to riding alongside Lance Armstrong for three years — with whom he shared the same work ethic and competitive desire — Floyd Landis details the highs and lows of his career with unabashed honesty. It is this same honesty with which he will clear his name once and for all, as he lays bare the inner workings of the cycling world — a place where athletes are subject to the antiquated science, flawed interpretive protocols, and draconian legal processes of the anti-doping agencies — and finally lays to rest the scandal that threatened to destroy everything he's worked so hard to achieve....

Synopsis:

Landis, the American cyclist whose hard-earned 2006 Tour de France victory was stripped due to doping allegations, provides irrefutable evidence to clear his name and details the fascinating ups and downs of his life and career.

About the Author

Floyd Landis began his professional cycling career in 1995, one year

after graduating from Conestoga Valley High School. In 1997 he was the Men's

Under-23 National Champion. In 1998 Landis made the switch to road cycling.

He has completed the Tour de France every year since 2002. Floyd Landis

lives in Murrieta, California, with his wife, Amber, and their daughter,

Ryan. Loren Mooney is the executive editor of Bicycling magazine.

Her writing has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Reader's

Digest, New York, and other magazines and books. Mooney covered

her first Tour de France in 2006. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Prologue

Chapter 1 Breaking Away

Chapter 2 A Bunch of Screwups

Chapter 3 Life with Lance

Chapter 4 Just Barely

Chapter 5 Falling Apart

Chapter 6 To the Limit

Chapter 7 The Strongest One Here

Chapter 8 A Wide-Open Tour

Chapter 9 Stupid for Trying It

Chapter 10 Having It All

Chapter 11 Presumed Guilty

Chapter 12 The System Is Broken

Chapter 13 Whole Again

Chapter 14 The Wiki Defense

Chapter 15 Making It Right

Appendix

Acknowledgments

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worldtravel04, July 11, 2007 (view all comments by worldtravel04)
What really happened during the 2006 Tour de France?!?!

Follow Landis from his Mennonite upbringing, through riding for Lance Armstrong, fighting for the 2006 Yellow Jersey, and his current fight to clear his name from doping allegations.

The book concludes with look into the science (or lack thereof in many cases) as well as the numerous laboratory errors and politics surrounding the Landis case.
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ISBN:
9781416950233
Subtitle:
The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France
Author:
Landis, Floyd
With:
Mooney, Loren
Author:
Floyd Lan
Author:
Mooney, Loren
Author:
dis
Publisher:
Gallery
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Cyclists
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Cyclists -- United States.
Subject:
Landis, Floyd
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Publication Date:
20070626
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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