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Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

9781471127540

Part memoir, part detective story, this is a fascinating account of how Irish sports journalist David Walsh spent 13 years attempting to expose the truth about now-disgraced cyclist Armstrong's doping... A gripping tale of one man's determination.

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The story of Lance Armstrong - the cyclist who recovered from testicular cancer and went on to win the Tour de France a record seven tmes, the man who wrote a bestselling and inspirational account of his life, the charitable benefactor - seemed almost too good to be true. And it was. As early as Armstrong's first victory on the Tour in 1999, Sunday Times journalist David Walsh had reason to think that the incredible performances we were seeing from Armstrong were literally too good to be true. Based on insider information and dogged research, he began to unmask the truth. Cycling's biggest star used every weapon in his armoury to protect his name. But he could not keep everyone silent. In the autumn of 2012, the USADA published a damning report on Armstrong that resulted in the American being stripped of his seven Tour victories and left his reputation in shreds. Walsh's long fight to reveal the truth had been vindicated. This book tells the compelling story of one man's struggle to bring that truth to light against all the odds.

AutorDavid Walsh
ISBN978-1471127540
Páginas432
FormatoRústica
Fecha publicación30 Nov. 2012
Fecha publicación original30 Nov. 2012
EditorialSimon & Schuster UK
LenguaInglés
Medidas23.4 x 15.3 cm

'Fascinating...a gripping tale of one man's determination' Sunday Mirror

'A work of huge significance' Ian Herbert, Independent

'A story well told; Walsh s tenacity is matched by his talent for turning a sentence' 
Duncan White, Daily Telegraph

'One of the most powerful sports books ever written...a must-read for anyone with an interest in modern sport' sportsbookofthemonth.com

'Not so much a valuable as an essential book for anyone interested in Armstrong, bike racing or doping' New Statesman

'Gripping and compelling, as well as being skilfully written, Walsh gives cycling fans and those preoccupied with human behaviour some fascinating insights into Armstrong's world' Belfast Telegraph

'This fascinating account of Walsh s determination in asking difficult questions reveals the sport s doping culture, the dark side of the sport and the legal battles that drug users faced' --Irish Post

One of the most powerful sports books ever written...a must-read for anyone with an interest in modern sport. --sportsbookofthemonth.com

Not so much a valuable as an essential book for anyone interested in Armstrong, bike racing or doping. --New Statesman

David Walsh is chief sportswriter for the Sunday Times and has won the UK Sportswriter of the Year title four times. For many years, he was one of the few journalists prepared to question Lance Armstrong's record, and his account of that struggle was published in Seven Deadly Sins, which won the British Sports Book Awards Biography of the Year prize and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize.

AutorDavid Walsh
ISBN978-1471127540
Páginas432
FormatoRústica
Fecha publicación30 Nov. 2012
Fecha publicación original30 Nov. 2012
EditorialSimon & Schuster UK
LenguaInglés
Medidas23.4 x 15.3 cm

The story of Lance Armstrong - the cyclist who recovered from testicular cancer and went on to win the Tour de France a record seven tmes, the man who wrote a bestselling and inspirational account of his life, the charitable benefactor - seemed almost too good to be true. And it was. As early as Armstrong's first victory on the Tour in 1999, Sunday Times journalist David Walsh had reason to think that the incredible performances we were seeing from Armstrong were literally too good to be true. Based on insider information and dogged research, he began to unmask the truth. Cycling's biggest star used every weapon in his armoury to protect his name. But he could not keep everyone silent. In the autumn of 2012, the USADA published a damning report on Armstrong that resulted in the American being stripped of his seven Tour victories and left his reputation in shreds. Walsh's long fight to reveal the truth had been vindicated. This book tells the compelling story of one man's struggle to bring that truth to light against all the odds.

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Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

Part memoir, part detective story, this is a fascinating account of how Irish sports journalist David Walsh spent 13 years attempting to expose the truth about now-disgraced cyclist Armstrong's doping... A gripping tale of one man's determination.

Escribir un comentario

'Fascinating...a gripping tale of one man's determination' Sunday Mirror

'A work of huge significance' Ian Herbert, Independent

'A story well told; Walsh s tenacity is matched by his talent for turning a sentence' 
Duncan White, Daily Telegraph

'One of the most powerful sports books ever written...a must-read for anyone with an interest in modern sport' sportsbookofthemonth.com

'Not so much a valuable as an essential book for anyone interested in Armstrong, bike racing or doping' New Statesman

'Gripping and compelling, as well as being skilfully written, Walsh gives cycling fans and those preoccupied with human behaviour some fascinating insights into Armstrong's world' Belfast Telegraph

'This fascinating account of Walsh s determination in asking difficult questions reveals the sport s doping culture, the dark side of the sport and the legal battles that drug users faced' --Irish Post

One of the most powerful sports books ever written...a must-read for anyone with an interest in modern sport. --sportsbookofthemonth.com

Not so much a valuable as an essential book for anyone interested in Armstrong, bike racing or doping. --New Statesman

David Walsh is chief sportswriter for the Sunday Times and has won the UK Sportswriter of the Year title four times. For many years, he was one of the few journalists prepared to question Lance Armstrong's record, and his account of that struggle was published in Seven Deadly Sins, which won the British Sports Book Awards Biography of the Year prize and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize.

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