Breaking The Chain: Drugs and Cycling - The True Story

Breaking The Chain: Drugs and Cycling - The True Story

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by Willy Voet
     
 

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On 8 July 1998 Festina team soigneur Willy Voet was stopped by the police. In his car were the drugs the team needed if they were to have any chance of playing a competitive part in the 1998 Tour de France. The car was searched, he was immediately arrested and so the story that has been undermining the sport of cycling since the death of Tommy Simpson in 1967,

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On 8 July 1998 Festina team soigneur Willy Voet was stopped by the police. In his car were the drugs the team needed if they were to have any chance of playing a competitive part in the 1998 Tour de France. The car was searched, he was immediately arrested and so the story that has been undermining the sport of cycling since the death of Tommy Simpson in 1967, finally broke.

Imprisoned for sixteen days, sacked from the Festina team and ostracised from the sport to which he had dedicated his life, Willy Voet at last was able to tell the truth. His sensational story will change cycling forever.

Cocaine, amphetamines, EPO, heroin - all these are now considered not optional but necessary, not to win but just to compete in the Tour de France. Details of how these drugs are obtained, mixed together to make cocktails, administered and concealed are all included in this graphic and uninhibited account of how drugs brought cycling to its knees.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446466179
Publisher:
RANDOM HOUSE
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
845,019
File size:
196 KB

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Willy Voet has been involved in cycling at the highest level as a professional cyclist and team masseur for thirty years.

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Breaking the Chain: Drugs and Cycling - The True Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to read about the reality of cycling. You should read this book.