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Biographies & Memoirs

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Released: 2012-09-05






The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs by Daniel Coyle

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the name of the game Race is a definitive have a look at the world of professional biking—and the doping factor surrounding this recreation and its such a lot iconic ridentityer, Lance Armstrong—via former Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton and ny occasions bestpromoting writer Daniel Coyle.
 
Over the route of two years, Coyle carried out greater than 200 hours of interviews with Hamilton and spoke candidentityly with a lot of groupmates, opponents, and friends. the result's an explosive ebook that takes us, for the first time, deep inside of a shadowy, interesting, and surreal global of unscrupulous medical doctors, anything-is going group administrators, and athletes so relentlessly driven to prevail thon they may do anything—and take any chance, bodily, psychological, or moral—to gainside the facet they want to win.
 
Tyler Hamilton used to be as soon as one of the most global’s best-liked and top-ranked cyclists—a fierce competitor renowned among his friends for his uncanny staying power and epic tolerance for pain. within the 200three excursion de France, he completed fourth regardless of breaking his collarbone inside the early ranges—and grinding eleven of his teeth right down to the nerves along the way in which. He began his occupation with the us Postal service group inside the 1990s and temporarily rose to change into Lance Armstrong’s such a lot trusted lieutenant, and a member of his inner circle. For the first 3 of Armstrong’s report seven excursion de France victories, Hamilton used to be via Armstrong’s aspect, clearing his way. however simply weeks after Hamilton reached his personal non-public pinnacle—successful the gold medal on the 2004 Olympics—his occupation came to a surprising, ignominious end: He used to be found responsible of doping and exiled from the sport.
 
From the excitement of his early, naïve days inside the peloton, Hamilton chronicles his ascent to the highersuch a lot reaches of this unforgiving recreation. within the midentity-1990s, the appearance of a formidable new blood-boosting drug called EPO reshaped the world of biking, and a constant, win-at-any-value ethos took root. Its psychological toll may power most of the recreation’s top performers to substance abuse, melancholy, even suicidentitye. For the first time ever, Hamilton recounts his personal struggle with scientific melancholy, speaks frankly about the agonizing alternatives that go along side the verdict to compete at an international-elegance stage, and tells the tale of his sophisticated relationship with Lance Armstrong.
 
A journey into the center of a by no means-before-observed global, the name of the game Race is a riveting, brave act of witness from a man who's as made up our minds to show the hard truth about his recreation as he as soon as used to be to winside the excursion de France.
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writer: Daniel Coylepublisher: BantamBinding: Kindle variationLanguage: EnglishPages: three06

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