Wie der erfolgreichste Radprofi aller Zeiten die Welt betrog
Author: Juliet Macur
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Lance Armstrong und das Rad der Lügen: Juliet Macur, Sportreporterin bei der New York Times, liefert die erste umfassende Darstellung, wie das System Armstrong über Jahrzehnte funktionieren konnte. Kollegen, Kontrolleure, Sportorganisationen, Sponsoren, Medien und selbst die Familie – sie alle wurden von Lance und seinen Helfern belogen, betrogen und unter zum Teil massiven Druck gesetzt. Das Buch, das auf intensiven Gesprächen mit Lance Armstrong und zahlreichen Interviews mit alten Weggefährten basiert, enthüllt die Zusammenhänge des größten Dopingskandal der Geschichte und liefert das beeindruckende Psychogramm eines scheinbar vollkommen gefühlskalten Egomanen. Spannend von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite – nicht nur für Radsport-Fans!
Ehrlich, direkt und mit viel Humor erzählt Lance Armstrong von seinen Erfolgen wie Misserfolgen im Sport wie im Leben. Gegner und Fans respektieren und beneiden den 33-jährigen Texaner und inzwischen sechsfachen Sieger der Tour de France. Seiner Erfolge und wohl auch seiner Geschichte wegen. Die Fortsetzung von „Tour des Lebens“, die bewegende Lebensgeschichte des Ausnahmesportlers, der den Krebs besiegte.
Tyler Hamilton war ein Naturtalent, einer der leidensfähigsten und zähesten Radfahrer, bei US Postal der zweite Mann hinter Lance Armstrong. In seinem Buch erzählt er, wie die Amerikaner sich in den Neunzigern die Seele aus dem Leib fuhren und dennoch keine Chance gegen europäische Teams hatten, die immer schneller waren, immer noch Luft hatten - bis die Mannschaft anfängt, sich spritzen zu lassen. Er legt offen, wie straff organisiert dieses System war, das das berühmteste Radrennen der Welt zur Tour de Farce werden ließ, wie korrupte Ärzte und skrupellose Teamchefs agieren und Mannschaften zu gut geölten Maschinen wurden. Wie eine ganze Sportart buchstäblich unter die Räder kam und eine Parallelwelt aus Lügen, Angst und Manipulation entstand, die ehemalige Helden als lädierte Wracks zurücklässt.
The basis for the upcoming major motion picture The Program directed by Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena), starring Chris O'Dowd as journalist David Walsh and Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong. When Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France in 1999, the sports world had found a charismatic new idol. Journalist David Walsh was among a small group covering the tour who suspected Armstrong’s win wasn’t the feel-good story it seemed to be. From that first moment of doubt, the next thirteen years of Walsh’s life would be focused on seeking the answers to a series of hard questions about Armstrong’s astonishing success. As Walsh delved ever deeper into the shadow world of performance-enhancing drugs in professional athletics, he accumulated a mounting pile of evidence that led a furious Armstrong to take legal action against him. But he could not make Walsh—or the story—go away, and in the autumn of 2012, Walsh was vindicated when the cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. With this remarkable book, Walsh has produced both the definitive account of the Armstrong scandal, and a testament to the importance of journalists who are willing to report a difficult truth over a popular fantasy.
Inside the Tour de France and Lance Armstrong's Record-Breaking Victory
Author: John Wilcockson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Sports & Recreation
Taking place over twenty-three days in July and across more than 2,100 miles of smooth blacktop, rough cobblestones, and punishing mountain terrain, the Tour de France is the most grueling sports event in the world. And in 2004, five-time champion Lance Armstrong set out to achieve what no other cyclist in the 100-year history of the race had ever done: win a sixth Tour de France.Armstrong had four serious challengers who wanted nothing more than to deny the man the French call Le Boss from achieving his goal. The major threat among them was the only other former Tour de France champion in last year's race, Germany's Jan Ullrich- The Kaiser. But when the race was over, Lance Armstrong once again wore the yellow jersey of victory.
BACK ON THE BIKE LANCE ARMSTRONG is the premier cyclist in sports history. But the road to victory has not been smooth, which makes his story all the more compelling. In 1991 he was the National Amateur Cycling Champion, and a professional career seemed guaranteed. But a grim diagnosis of cancer in 1996 threatened to cut the career -- and his life -- short. With the help of family, friends, and a dedicated team of doctors, Lance began the hard work not only to beat the disease, but to get back on the bike. By the summer of 1999 Lance was not only back, he was leading the pack to his first Tour de France win. And he hasn't stopped winning since that sweet victory. Here's the story of Lance Armstrong, from his first ride, to his most recent race, and all the twists and turns in between!
Author: Austin American-Statesman,Joseph J. Bannon,Susan M. Moyer
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Category: Sports & Recreation
The retrospective Lance Armstrong: Historic Six-Time Tour De France Champion also details Armstrong's Inspiring fight against cancer, his foundation, and the intense training methods and strong will that have helped turn him into one of America's biggest sports heroes. Full-color photography throughout complements the 128 pages of action-packed stories, making this book a cherished keepsake for all Lance fans!
"I want to die at a hundred years old after screaming down an Alpine descent on a bicycle at 75 miles per hour. I don't do anything slow, not even breathe. I do everything at a fast cadence: eat fast, sleep fast." At twenty four, Lance Armstrong was already well on his way to becoming a sporting legend. Then, in October 1996, he was diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer. When lesions appeared on his brain and in his lungs, doctors gave him a 40% chance of survival. On that day Armstrong's life changed forever and in typical fashion he met the challenge head on - this was one fight he was determined not to lose. As he battled against the cancer invading his body and the chemotherapy that threatened to sap his soul, a tremendous sense of commitment emerged, to his training and to the people around him who never gave up on him. Just sixteen months after he was discharged from hospital, Armstrong entered the Tour de France, a race famed for its gruelling intensity, and won, in the fastest ever time. Just a few months after that, he became a father. It's Not About the Bike is the story of one man's inspirational battle against the odds, charting his progress through triumph, tragedy and transformation. This is an awe-inspiring tale of immense courage and will.
This readable biography of Lance Armstrong surveys his legendary cycling career as well as the details of his life outside of cycling. • Presents a chronological timeline of important events in Lance Armstrong's life and a list of the major awards and races he has won • Includes exciting photographs of this dynamic athlete in action • Provides detailed chapter notes and a bibliographic list of books and magazine articles • Includes a helpful index of people, places, and important cycling races in the life of Lance Armstrong
Updated with new photos and a new chapter on the record-setting 6th-straight Tour de France victory--an intimate portrait of the man who has become the most admired athlete in the world Lance Armstrong inspires millions the world over, not just as a sports champion, but as a champion at life. His heroic survival from deadly cancer and his hard-fought triumphs in the bicycle race that is thought to be the most grueling endurance test in sports are a tribute to the strength of the human spirit. Filled with never-before-seen pictures and revealing insights by the people who know him best, this treasured keepsake celebrates in words and photographs Armstrong's indomitable will and champion's heart. Some highlights include: o Intimate pictures of Armstrong in competition and off the bike, as well as stunning full-color views capturing the grandeur of the sport, by cycling's top photographer, Graham Watson o A new tribute from teammate George Hincapie to the 2002 Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year" who inspires us all to face life's challenges with courage, perseverance, and hope
The Making of the World's Greatest Champion (Large Print 16pt)
Author: John Wilcockson
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 road race 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.
In 1999 Lance Armstrong staged what many consider to be the most dramatic comeback in sports history, winning the Tour de France just three years after his body was ravaged by cancer. He has since gone on to win that event a record seven times.His courage and determination are legendary but it took more than just Lance himself to make it all happen: he got there with the help of the program, the training regime created for Lance by his coach Chris Carmichael. Now, in this updated edition of The Lance Armstrong Performance Program, Carmichael and Armstrong share the exercises, riding schedules, endurance builders and mental tricks that brought Lance back to competitive racing and on to the pinnacle of world cycling. Full of advice and personal anecdotes from Lance and his coach, this book will show you how to ride at your best in just seven weeks. Whether you are a novice or a pro, you too can ride the same path as Lance to achieve your personal best.
Lance Armstrong war der Mann, um den sich alles drehte. Aber es gab in seinem mafiaartigen Netzwerk zahllose Mitwisser und Mittäter. Sie waren diejenigen, die die Legendenbildung möglich machten. Aber auch die, die für seinen Sturz ins Nichts sorgten. Der Fall zeigt, welche Doppelmoral durch Doping und Korruption im Sport gefördert wird. Und weshalb es sich nicht um Kavaliersdelikte handelt, sondern um organisierte Kriminalität.
A champion cyclist and cancer-survivor offers a first-person photo-journal of his 2009 comeback season, during which he helped promote a global cancer-awareness campaign, in a book with behind-the-scenes photos and stunning four-color shots of racing action.
Chasing Lance Armstrong and the Cancer of Corruption
Author: Richard Poplak
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Category: Sports & Recreation
The story of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong isn’t just about the greatest doping conspiracy in sports history—it's about the nature of corruption, whether in athletics, business, politics or society at large. Blending memoir that recounts his own family’s struggles with cancer and reportage from Europe's elite racing circuit (including access to riders such as Carlos Sastre and Ryder Hesjedel), journalist Richard Poplak draws out the parallels between the elaborate, cult-like regime constructed around Armstrong and the sort of corruption he's witnessed first-hand in the developing world. This book is not a definitive account of the Lance Armstrong era. It does not divulge any new information on his many years as a doper and cyclist. Rather, Braking Bad is an incisive, eloquent, and thought-provoking meditation on the most human of foibles, corruption, and how it preys so auspiciously on the most human of virtues, idealism and hope.