Riding Through the Storm: My Fight Back to Fitness on the Tour de France

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As a soccer star for Crystal Palace and other top British clubs, Geoff Thomas was in peak physical shape. So when the recently retired athlete was diagnosed with leukemia in 2003, he focused upon an incredible feat of athletic achievement to help him survive: the Tour de France. In the summer of 2005, following a bone marrow transplant that saved his life, Thomas joined Lance Armstrong and other elite bicyclists on their grueling 21-day, 2,200 mile odyssey, despite having never before cycled competitively. This ...
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Overview

As a soccer star for Crystal Palace and other top British clubs, Geoff Thomas was in peak physical shape. So when the recently retired athlete was diagnosed with leukemia in 2003, he focused upon an incredible feat of athletic achievement to help him survive: the Tour de France. In the summer of 2005, following a bone marrow transplant that saved his life, Thomas joined Lance Armstrong and other elite bicyclists on their grueling 21-day, 2,200 mile odyssey, despite having never before cycled competitively. This is his story, a true life tale of grit and determination in the face of a deadly disease, and of the iron-willed support of his family, friends, and fans who raised close to £200,000 for charity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752893433
  • Publisher: Orion
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Prologue     1
Fromentine-Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile, 19 km Time-Trial     15
Challans-Les Essarts, 181.5 km     31
La Chataigneraie-Tours, 212.5 km     43
Tours-Blois, 67.5 km Team Time-Trial     58
Chambord-Montargis, 183 km     68
Troyes-Nancy, 199 km     91
Luneville-Karlsruhe, 228.5 km     103
Pforzheim-Gerardmer, 231.5 km     116
Gerardmer-Mulhouse, 171 km     126
Grenoble-Courchevel, 192.5 km     134
Courchevel-Briancon, 173 km     145
Briancon-Digne-les-Bains, 187 km     158
Miramas-Montpellier, 173.5 km     165
Agde-Ax 3 Domaines, 220.5 km     178
Lezat-sur-Leze-Saint-Lary Soulan (Pla d'Adet), 205.5 km     187
Mourenx-Pau, 180.5 km     191
Pau-Revel, 239.5 km     202
Albi-Mende, 189 km     212
Issoire-Le Puy-en-Velay, 153.5 km     221
Saint-Etienne-Saint-Etienne, 55 km Time-Trial     234
Corbeil-Essonnes-Paris, 144 km     246
Epilogue     255
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