Lance Armstrong's Comeback From Cancer: A Scapbook of the Tour De France Winner's Dramatic Career

Lance Armstrong's Comeback From Cancer: A Scapbook of the Tour De France Winner's Dramatic Career

by Samuel Abt
     
 

That was quite a victory. Lance Armstrong, winner of the 1999 Tour de France. In 1992, at age 21, he was a brash neo-professional from Texas. In October 1996, at the conculsion of the Tour de France, he was diagnosed with cancer, and given a 20 percent chance of survival-not to mention his chances of returning to the sport he loved. A year later, he was recovering

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That was quite a victory. Lance Armstrong, winner of the 1999 Tour de France. In 1992, at age 21, he was a brash neo-professional from Texas. In October 1996, at the conculsion of the Tour de France, he was diagnosed with cancer, and given a 20 percent chance of survival-not to mention his chances of returning to the sport he loved. A year later, he was recovering from cancer therapy, and joined the Tour de France as a visitor. In 1998, he started a slow and faultering comeback, dropping out of the major races. In 1999, he did come back. In a big way. A winning way, becoming the second American (after Greg LeMond) to win the Tour de France, the world's toughest sporting event. In Lance Armstrong's Comeback from Cancer, veteran bicycle racing writer Samuel Abt pieces together, not only the story of Armstrong's spectacular Tour victory, but also his equally miraculous victory over cancer. Written as a scrapbook of Armstrong's career, it's a true story and an inspirational one, proving that there is hope for cancer survivors. A dramatic book-and a tribute to a conquering spirit.

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Library Journal
The sport of bicycling has been tarnished with numerous drug scandals in recent years. What cycling needed was a hero, someone to inspire people. American athlete Armstrong came to the rescue. This is a heart-warming story of a man who climbed a mountain to overcome cancer and reached the pinnacle of the cycling world, winning the arduous Tour de France. Beginning his career in 1992, Armstrong soared like an eagle. However, his career came to a crashing halt when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996. True to Armstrong's character, he fought back, beat the odds, and claimed cycling's most prestigious crown. Abt, the author of seven books, contributing to the sport for over two decades, and well-known photographer Startt combine to produce a dramatic and engaging biography of a cyclist and the cycling community. Recommended for all public libraries. [See Armstrong's It's Not About the Bike, previewed in Prepub Alert, p. 64--Ed.]--Larry Robert Little, Penticton P.L., BC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781892495259
Publisher:
Cycle Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
Insert with 32 color/ 12 b&w photos
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.58(d)

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