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Lance free pdf 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 who battled to the top of his sport, overcame the most rampant case of testicular cancer doctors had seen, and then conquered cyclings Holy Grail time after time. In Lance: The Making of the Worlds Greatest Champion, John Wilcockson draws on dozens of interviews with those who know him best to trace Armstrongs remarkable, yet controversial journey in vivid detail. Family membersincluding his adoptive father speaking publicly for the first timerecall Lances humble origins in the backstreets of Dallas, the father he barely knew, his single moms struggle for survival, and her second marriage that brought a move to the suburbs and new opportunities. His childhood friends and early mentors remember how he moved on from Little League baseball and football to excel at swimming, running, and triathlon, while living the life of a teenager who loved fast cars and pretty girls. They also describe the circumstances that eventually led to his taking up cycling. As Lances fierce ambition drove him from the dusty plains of Texas to the snowy peaks of Europe, he was both admired and derided. He intimidated his rivals, earned the respect of his teammates, and astounded everyone with his extraordinary deeds. But his achievements have consistently been dogged by allegations of doping and secrecy, and questions of how triumph on such a grand scale could even be possible. So how did Lance become the supreme champion of his sport? He didnt do it alone. His compelling story is intertwined with the stories of those who helped shape his life and career, including his mother Linda, ex-wife Kristin, and one-time fiance Sheryl Crow, along with those of his mentors, coaches, and friends. Their voices, along with those who helped him expand his cancer foundation into a worldwide movement, are integral to his unique story. Lance also reveals details, many for the first time, of how Armstrongs legendary training, near-fatal bout with cancer, repeated doping allegations, and hostile European media all pushed him to reach the pinnacle of his sport and rightly claim the title of the worlds greatest champion.

About John Wilcockson

John Wilcockson has written for Outside and Men's Journal, among other publications. He is the author of 23 Days in July, one of ESPN's "Top 10 Sports Books of the Year," and lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Author : John Wilcockson
Publisher : Da Capo Press Inc
Data Published : 04 June 2009
ISBN : 0306815877
EAN : 9780306815874
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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