Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, by Daniel Coyle
By Daniel Coyle
Lance Armstrong's struggle is the extreme tale of greatness driven to its limits; a bright, behind-the-scenes portrait of might be the main comprehensive athlete of our time as he vies for a historical 6th immediately victory within the hardest carrying occasion on the earth. it's the precise tale of a superlative activities determine scuffling with on all fronts—made newly susceptible by way of age, destiny, reputation, doping allegations, a painful divorce, and an unparalleled military of challengers—while learning the quite tricky trick of being Lance Armstrong, a mixture of world-class athlete, famous person, general man, and, for plenty of americans, secular saint.
With a brand new afterword through the writer, that includes in-depth reporting on:
- Armstrong's unheard of 7th consecutive journey de France victory
- New blood doping allegations
- Armstrong's carrying on with own and criminal battles, and his retirement
a desirable trip throughout the little-known panorama motorbike racing, Lance Armstrong's warfare presents a highly insightful inspect the usually inspiring, continuously amazing middle of a striking athlete and the realm that shapes him.
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Then Armstrong stood up. Flexed the hip. Tested it on some stairs. Then thanked Spencer and walked off the bus and onto the stage. Armstrong never spoke to Spencer about it again. “For you or me or almost anyone else on the planet, that’s an INSIDE THE VAULT 33 unbelievably traumatic, scary moment,” Spencer said. ” Put together, the three qualities form a potent combination, a system of ascertaining, attacking, and blocking out that requires vast quantities of fresh stimulus, new contests to engage in.
He smiled into the sunshine. It might have been the first test-day of the year, but it was also a day—a damn fine day, and now he was noticing that, too, breathing it in, letting everyone mark it together. A kick-ass day, as a matter of fact, here in Girona’s maze of medieval streets, with cool facts clicking all around—the sun bouncing off the cobbles, guitar music trickling from an unseen window, the leathery old ladies scouring their porches with those bristly witches’ brooms, the bell of the cathedral exploding bong bong bong and scattering the sparrows out into the blue—and he was going to chase that day, track it down, taste it.
I finally asked. Knaggs nodded, pleased. “Look at those teeth,” he murmured. ”* But for now, here in the courtyard, life was good. Armstrong tip-tapped away on his BlackBerry, then tucked it in his pocket. He turned to Sheryl and Odessa. His eyes roved, checking that they were equipped with water bottles, sunglasses, jackets. Satisfied, he took his bike and wheeled it toward the door, pausing on the threshold. He smiled into the sunshine. It might have been the first test-day of the year, but it was also a day—a damn fine day, and now he was noticing that, too, breathing it in, letting everyone mark it together.