Tyler and Dan "opened the kimono" on pro cycling, the peloton and Lance in this one. It is all here, what they did, how they did it, why the tests don't matter, the corruption and how they kept it all quite. Hamilton focuses the story on himself and his misgivings and also on his teammates (namely Lance) and the organizations that make it all possible. He names names, places and tactics.
What was most surprising to me is not that these guys were doping and getting away with it, but how big of a bully Lance is. I never thought of Lance as a perfect saint or the devil incarnate. I figured him for a driven guy who liked to win and liked to try and help the cause (cancer support) that he is so passionate about. I could get behind that. What I can't accept is how he has railroaded so many people and sullied their reputations because they told the truth. In this sense, he is worse than a cheater.
Give this one a listen and decide for yourself.
This book is awesome. If you are not a scuba diver, you will be love this story. If you are a scuba diver, you will listen in awe. If you have ever done a wreck dive and penetrated a shipwreck, you will have the best time picturing what these guys did in your mind's eye. This is a must listen for anyone interested in WWII history and/or scuba diving. The interview, at the end of the book, with the subjects is great too!
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