A Significant Other: Riding the Centenary Tour de France with Lance Armstrong

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An inside look at the 2003 Tour de France through the eyes of Lance Armstrong's right-hand rider, Victor Hugo Peña--who also helped Armstrong ride to his unprecedented sixth victory in 2004. Peña served as Armstrong's domestique, a crucial yet unsung position unique to cycling. The domestique handles a variety of tasks, but his most important is to ride ahead of the team leader, creating a wind tunnel that makes it aerodynamically easier for the "star" to continue ...
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Overview

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An inside look at the 2003 Tour de France through the eyes of Lance Armstrong's right-hand rider, Victor Hugo Peña--who also helped Armstrong ride to his unprecedented sixth victory in 2004. Peña served as Armstrong's domestique, a crucial yet unsung position unique to cycling. The domestique handles a variety of tasks, but his most important is to ride ahead of the team leader, creating a wind tunnel that makes it aerodynamically easier for the "star" to continue pedaling. This is the essence of cycling, and the key to Armstrong's victories. Now, in revealing the true role of the domestique for the first time, Matt Rendell gives a more vivid and insightful portrayal of professional cycling than ever before.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780753818749
  • Publisher: Phoenix
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.74 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1
1 An Ocean of Air 5
2 Beginnings 18
3 Order from Chaos 36
4 The Face in the Picture 55
5 Prohibition! 67
6 The Rush of Nations 73
7 Into History and Out Again 86
8 Borders and Border Crossings 93
9 The First Long Climb 111
10 Luz-Ardiden 121
11 The Weightless, Invisible Sport 140
Epilogue 157
Glossary 161
Appendix 164
Acknowledgements 170
Index 173
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