Synopses & Reviews
From award-winning journalist David Walsh, the definitive account of the authorand#8217;s twelve-year quest to uncover and make known the truth about Lance Armstrongand#8217;s long history of performance-enhancing drug use, which ultimately led to the cyclistand#8217;s being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The story of Lance Armstrongand#8212;the cyclist who recovered from testicular cancer and went on to win the Tour de France a record seven times, the man who wrote a bestselling and inspirational account of his life, the charitable benefactorand#8212;seemed almost too good to be true. And it was.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;As early as Armstrongand#8217;s first victory on the Tour in 1999, andlt;Iandgt;The Sunday Timesandlt;/Iandgt; (London) journalist David Walsh had reason to think that the incredible performances we were seeing from Armstrong were literally too good to be true. Based on insider information and dogged research, he began to unmask the truth. Cyclingand#8217;s biggest star used every weapon in his armory to protect his name.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;But he could not keep everyone silent.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In the autumn of 2012, the US Anti-Doping Agency published a damning report on Armstrong that resulted in the American being stripped of his seven Tour victories and left his reputation in shreds. Walshand#8217;s long fight to reveal the truth had been vindicated. This book tells the compelling story of one manand#8217;s struggle to bring that truth to light against all the odds.
"An essential book for anyone interested in Armstrong, bike racing or doping." < -="" i="" -=""> - The New Statesman - < -="" -="">
"Part memoir, part detective story, this is a fascinating account of how Irish sports journalist David Walsh spent 13 years attempting to expose the truth about now-disgraced cyclist Armstrong’s doping... A gripping tale of one man’s determination." < -="" i="" -=""> - Sunday Mirror - < -="" -="">
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;David Walsh andlt;/Bandgt;is a chief sportswriter with andlt;i andgt;The Sunday Times andlt;/iandgt;(London). A four-time Irish Sportswriter of the Year and four-time UK Sportswriter of the Year, he was also named the 2012 British Journalist of the year. Coauthor andlt;iandgt;of L.A. Confidential: The Secrets of Lance Armstrongandlt;/iandgt; and author of andlt;iandgt;From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France, andlt;/iandgt;he is married with seven children and lives in Cambridge, England.