Lance

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Few people know exactly how lance Armstrong became such an amazing force in cycling. Now, in Lance, John Wilcockson draws on dozens of interviews with those who know Armstrong best, to trace his remarkable life, both on and off the bike.Family members - including his adoptive father, speaking publicly for the first time - recall Armstrongs humble origins, the father he barely knew, and his single moms struggle for survival. His childhood friends and early mentors recall how he also excelled at other sports, ...
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Few people know exactly how lance Armstrong became such an amazing force in cycling. Now, in Lance, John Wilcockson draws on dozens of interviews with those who know Armstrong best, to trace his remarkable life, both on and off the bike.Family members - including his adoptive father, speaking publicly for the first time - recall Armstrongs humble origins, the father he barely knew, and his single moms struggle for survival. His childhood friends and early mentors recall how he also excelled at other sports, including swimming, running, and triathlons.Known for pushing his body to the extreme and intimidating his rivals, Armstrong accomplished extraordinary feats like winning the worlds professional roadrace championship at twenty-one and taking home the Tour de France trophy seven consecutive years in a row. But his many achievements have consistently been dogged by allegations of doping and secrecy.In Lance, Wilcockson provides numerous details, many for the first time, of how Armstrongs legendary training, near-fatal bout with cancer, and battles with the media drove him to reach the pinnacle of his sport.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781458782861
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/13/2010
  • Pages: 610
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.23 (d)

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  • Posted June 11, 2009

    The Real Deal

    I just read this book and highly recommend it. I live in Biketown, USA (Boulder) and found this book to be fun and informative. It lays out the whole story about Lance. His wild youth, his fight with cancer, his troubles with his father and step-father and the incredible return to cycling after being so sick that the doctors all but left him for dead.

    John Wilcockson's depth and range makes this a story no other author could tell. No one knows the international cycling scene better. For 40 years he has been at the forefront of this amazing sport and he brings it all to bear in telling this controversial story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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