9780306818745

Lance: The Making of the World's Greatest Champion

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  • ISBN13:

    9780306818745

  • ISBN10:

    0306818744

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Summary

No champion has astonished the world quite like Lance Armstrong. A cancer survivor who went on to win the Tour de France an unprecedented seven times, he is an inspiration to millions. Yet few know the complete story of this brash, smart, and fiercely competitive Texan. In Lance, John Wilcockson draws on dozens of interviews with those who know him best to trace Armstrong's remarkable, yet controversial, journey in vivid detail. Book jacket.

Author Biography

John Wilcockson has reported the Tour de France for more than forty years and is the author of a dozen books, including 23 Days in July, one of ESPN's "Top 10 Sports Books of the Year." He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Prologue: Just an Ideap. 1
Originsp. 9
Raising Lancep. 21
Breaking Outp. 37
Wanting It Allp. 50
Moving Onp. 67
Here Comes the Kingp. 81
The Road to Barcelonap. 98
A Rookie in Orbitp. 110
Breakthroughp. 124
The Rainbow and the Goldp. 145
A Shadow and a Cursep. 159
Endings and Beginningsp. 177
Roller-Coaster Ridep. 195
A Steep Hill to Climbp. 210
New Beginningsp. 227
False Startp. 244
Yellow Jerseyp. 258
Knockoutp. 279
The Blue Trainp. 304
An Impossible Dreamp. 324
One More for the Roadp. 343
World's Greatest Championp. 353
Afterwordp. 371
Acknowledgmentsp. 387
Indexp. 389
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