This was headlines a few years back.
Much more has been revealed but it's still a great look into the peloton; the inner workings.
Focusses on the prime Lance years that were so fun to watch.
It shows that all of the cyclist were guilty - not just a lance conspiracy. I think the reader tried too hard to make Tyler sound boyish, which made it annoying at times (maybe an attempt to add innocence to Tyler). Tyler also tried too hard to separate himself from Lance, who, though a true narcissist, was not very different than Tyler in many respects (only a lot better).
Albeit one mans view, it took me from thought divided to clear opinion. How can one man dominate a sport with such arrogance and selfishness? However, without such character cycling would never have cleaned up. Thanks Tyler for sharing your experiences. Great story, I would have preferred a younger voice than Sean's.
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So the guy admits cheating but does not think he should give back his gold medal, but everyone should stop doping.
Of course the guy needs to tell himself that he's not a bad person, but as long as he earns from his cheating (and keeps hols of that gold) then he was well out of line to stop the recreational cyclist in the tshirt that says "dopers suck"
Yes they do and Tyler you have to accept that. You can still be an ok guy but you cheated and lied and robbed others of their dreams.
I lost all empathy for Hamilton as be bleated his tshirt story. Just as bad as Armstrong really.
The book was filled with details, episodes and antidotes about cycling's underworld, in a concise and compelling manner.
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I was reluctant at first but thid kept me entertained. It was also very interesting. Would be cool if chapters were added to cover the stuff that happened after the last chapter in the grand timeline of things.
These guys deserved every penny they made and a good deal of respect. Not only did they have to train hard, constantly diet and all the things we would expect, they also had to take enormous legal risks, endure the stress of living a secretive life and trust their health to some very dubious characters. You can't help but feel some empathy for them. I was very pleasantly surprised by the level of detail. In fact, having seen most of races during those years, I had many questions stored up and this book pretty much answered them. A must listen or read if your a cycling fan and a great one even if your not one. Unlike some books, the audio version for this works particularly well. It's as though a friend is recounting the story to you.
Needs an Afterward to be added reviewing events that have transpired since book was originally written. Still an outstanding, behind the scenes account.