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Tour De Lance: The Extraordinary Story of Lance Armstrong's Fight to Reclaim the Tour De France

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Lance Armstrong is a worldwide icon, indisputably one of the greatest cyclists who has ever lived. After battling cancer and becoming an inspiration to millions, Armstrong won the Tour de France a record-breaking seven consecutive years before retiring from competition in 2005.

Four years later, at thirty-seven, Armstrong decided to come out of retirement and go for the win yet again. He was racing for no salary, in a season when his greatest rival--Tour de France, Tour of Italy, and Tour of Spain champion Alberto Contador--was on his own team. The twenty-five-year-old Spaniard had been handpicked by Armstrong's own mentor, Johan Bruyneel, to be his successor. Now he would be his fiercest competition. Armstrong was about to suffer like never before--and, for the first time in recent memory, appear to be human on a bicycle.

After seven Tour victories--and beating cancer--did Lance Armstrong really need to prove anything? Beyond the thrill of another possible victory, what drove him to race again? What was he seeking--and would he find it?

Cycling insider Bill Strickland had unprecedented access to Armstrong, Johan Bruyneel, and the team. He takes readers behind the scenes during the 2009 racing season and along for the ride on the Tour de France with a dramatic mile-by-mile account. Offering a penetrating and candid glimpse into the man behind the myth, Tour de Lance goes beyond a single season or a single race to reveal the heart of the sport and the soul of the cyclist.

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Bill Strickland is the editor-at-large for Bicycling magazine and the

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A Bicycling editor documents Lance Armstrong's 2009 return to cycling and attempt to win another Tour de France, offering insight into such topics as his competitive drive, his fight with cancer and the jaded views of his detractors.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307589965
Subtitle:
The Extraordinary Story of Lance Armstrong's Fight to Reclaim the Tour De France
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Strickland, Bill
Author:
Strickland, William E.
Author:
Bill Strickland
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Bicycle Racing
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Bicycling General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100615
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
300

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"Synopsis" by , A Bicycling editor documents Lance Armstrong's 2009 return to cycling and attempt to win another Tour de France, offering insight into such topics as his competitive drive, his fight with cancer and the jaded views of his detractors.
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