A Significant Other: Riding the Centenary Tour de France with Lance Armstrong

A Significant Other: Riding the Centenary Tour de France with Lance Armstrong

by Matt Rendell

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A Significant Other: Riding the Centenary Tour de France with Lance Armstrong by Matt Rendell

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An inside look at the 2003 Tour de France through the eyes of Lance Armstrong's right-hand rider, Victor Hugo Peña—who also helped Armstrong ride to his unprecedented sixth victory in 2004. Peña served as Armstrong's domestique, a crucial yet unsung position unique to cycling. The domestique handles a variety of tasks, but his most important is to ride ahead of the team leader, creating a wind tunnel that makes it aerodynamically easier for the "star" to continue pedaling. This is the essence of cycling, and the key to Armstrong's victories. Now, in revealing the true role of the domestique for the first time, Matt Rendell gives a more vivid and insightful portrayal of professional cycling than ever before.

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ISBN-13: 9780753818749
Publisher: Phoenix
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.74(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.56(d)

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