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An inspiration to many, Lance Armstrong become one of the most dominating cyclists ever. After battling and beating cancer, Armstrong won the Tour de France a record breaking 7 times and brought world wide attention to the cancer fight.
Four years later, at thirty-seven, Armstrong decided to come out of retirement and go for the win yet again. He was racing for no salary, in a season when his greatest rival--Tour de France, Tour of Italy, and Tour of Spain champion Alberto Contador--was on his own team. The twenty-five-year-old Spaniard had been handpicked by Armstrong's own mentor, Johan Bruyneel, to be his successor. Now he would be his fiercest competition. Armstrong was about to suffer like never before--and, for the first time in recent memory, appear to be human on a bicycle.
Author Bill Strickland follows Lance Armstrong and the rest of the team during the 2009 racing season and offers a penetrating glimpse into the life of Lance Armstrong. Follow Lance and the team during the 2009 Tour de France and catch all the behind the scenes action.
"Cycling writer Strickland is all over the story of Lance Armstrong’s return in 2009, after a three-year absence, to the Tour de France....Strickland, who had access to Armstrong’s inner circle, enhances it with an eye for detail and an understanding of its importance in the context of cycling’s own physical demands and singular history. An irresistible account of a story that needed telling." —Booklist, starred review