Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France

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Harper Collins, Jun 13, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 368 pages
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Lance Armstrong's War is the extraordinary story of greatness pushed to its limits; a vivid, behind-the-scenes portrait of perhaps the most accomplished athlete of our time as he vies for a historic sixth straight victory in the toughest sporting event on the planet. It is the true story of a superlative sports figure fighting on all fronts—made newly vulnerable by age, fate, fame, doping allegations, a painful divorce, and an unprecedented army of challengers—while mastering the exceedingly difficult trick of being Lance Armstrong, a combination of world-class athlete, celebrity, regular guy, and, for many Americans, secular saint.

With a new afterword by the author, featuring in-depth reporting on:

  • Armstrong's unprecedented seventh consecutive Tour de France victory
  • New blood doping allegations
  • Armstrong's continuing personal and legal battles, and his retirement

A fascinating journey through the little-known landscape of professional bike racing, Lance Armstrong's War provides a hugely insightful look into the often inspiring, always surprising core of a remarkable athlete and the world that shapes him.

 

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Contents

PREFACE
1
CHAPTER1 HE OF THE DOUBLE DOOR
5
HARD BOYS
13
INSIDE THE VAULT
21
THE NICEST GUY
36
DR EVIL REVS THE MOTOR
45
ULLE AND VINO
56
THE Q FACTOR
65
ISLES OF THE DOGS
93
HAMILTONS SECRET
100
DR EVILS CHEESE
108
HOANOA
125
THE RIGHT BREAK
139
28
148
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
345
Copyright

THE SPACESHIP VERSUS
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Daniel Coyle is the author of Hardball: A Season in the Projects and the novel Waking Samuel. He is a former editor at Outside and a two-time National Magazine Award finalist, and his work has been featured in The Best American Sports Writing. He lives in Alaska with his wife, Jen, and their four children.

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