We Might As Well Win: On the Road to Success with the Mastermind Behind Eight Tour de FranceVictories

We Might As Well Win: On the Road to Success with the Mastermind Behind Eight Tour de FranceVictories

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by Johan Bruyneel, Bill Strickland
     
 

Johan Bruyneel knows what it takes to win. In 1998, this calculating Belgian and former professional cyclist looked Lance Armstrong in the eye and said, "Look, if we’re going to ride the Tour, we might as well win." In that powerful phrase a dynasty was born.We Might AsWellWin takes readers behind the scenes and inside the team car, as Bruyneel reveals

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Overview

Johan Bruyneel knows what it takes to win. In 1998, this calculating Belgian and former professional cyclist looked Lance Armstrong in the eye and said, "Look, if we’re going to ride the Tour, we might as well win." In that powerful phrase a dynasty was born.We Might AsWellWin takes readers behind the scenes and inside the team car, as Bruyneel reveals the planning, training, strategy, and tactics that led to a record seven Tour de France victories with Armstrong and an eighth with Alberto Contador. Through thrilling stories of his own racing career and those of the cyclists he has guided during his extraordinary career, Bruyneel reveals the keys to victory both in cycling and in life.

This paperback edition includes a new afterword on the 2008 season, with Bruyneel’s reflections on his record eleventh grand tour victory at the Giro d’Italia and the exclusion of his team Astana from the 2008 Tour de France.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547237732
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/03/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

JOHAN BRUYNEEL is a former professional cyclist and was the team director, from 1999 to 2007, of the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team, which later became the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. In that role, he won a record eight Tour de France victories (in nine years’ time), making him the "winningest" team director in the history of the sport. He is currently general manager of the Astana Cycling Team. Bruyneel lives in Spain and maintains a website at www.johanbruyneel.com.

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