Tour de Lance

Tour de Lance

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Lance Armstronga€™s surprise announcement in 2008 that he would return to cycling to raise global awareness about cancer prompted widespread speculation about performance-enhancing drugs, the validity of his past victories and his true motivations. In Tour de Lance, Bill Strickland follows Armstronga€™s 2009 return to racing from Januarya€™s Tour Down Under in Australia to the Tour de France in July and asks what drives someone to step back into the glare of the spotlight after walking away from adulation. Is it ego? Is it boredom? Why is it that we love a comeback? Stricklanda€™s second-to-none knowledge of the cycling world makes Tour de Lance a compelling look at both the sporta€™s complex dynamics and one of the most celebrated a€“ and controversial a€“ cyclists of our time.I set Lancea#39;s bike down and, holding it by the seat, from behind I wheel it over toward the bus. ... to win instead of Contador, and other indistinct things all fuse in that instant and, embarrassingly, I believe in the guy as much as I did in 1994.

Title:Tour de Lance
Author:Bill Strickland
Publisher:Random House - 2011-01-25


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