In the past few weeks, Lance Armstrong’s name has appeared in news headlines around the world. Today we offer an excerpt from THE SECRET RACE, the definitive look at the world of professional cycling—and the doping issue surrounding this sport and its most iconic rider, Lance Armstrong.
Over the course of two years New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle conducted more than two hundred hours of interviews with former Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton, and spoke candidly with numerous teammates, rivals, and friends. The result is an explosive book that takes us, for the first time, deep inside a shadowy, fascinating, and surreal world of unscrupulous doctors, anything-goes team directors, and athletes so relentlessly driven to succeed that they would do anything—and take any risk, physical, mental, or moral—to gain the edge they need to win.
A “fascinating, surprisingly disturbing look at the layers of corruption behind the sleek facade of professional cycling.”
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle
HC: 978-0-345-53041-7 | eBook: 978-0-345-53043-1 | AD: 978-0-385-39299-0 | Bantam