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We Might As Well Win | [Johan Bruyneel, Bill Strickland, Lance Armstrong]

We Might As Well Win

Johan Bruyneel knows what it takes to win. In 1998, this calculating Belgian and former professional cyclist looked Lance Armstrong in the eye and said, "Look, if were going to ride the Tour, we might as well win." In that powerful phrase a dynasty was born.
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Publisher's Summary

On the Road to Success with the Mastermind Behind Eight Tour de France Victories

Johan Bruyneel knows what it takes to win. In 1998, this calculating Belgian and former professional cyclist looked Lance Armstrong in the eye and said, "Look, if were going to ride the Tour, we might as well win." In that powerful phrase, a dynasty was born.

We Might As Well Win takes listeners behind the scenes and inside the team car, as Bruyneel reveals the planning, training, strategy, and tactics that led to a record seven Tour de France victories with Armstrong and an eighth with Alberto Contador.

Through thrilling stories of his own racing career and those of the cyclists he has guided during his extraordinary career, Bruyneel reveals the keys to victory both in cycling and in life.

©2009 Johan Bruyneel; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Ian Mesa, AZ, United States 08-25-10
    Ian Mesa, AZ, United States 08-25-10 Member Since 2001
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    "Great read, mediocre narration."

    As a long-time cyclist, I am predisposed to enjoy this book. It is a very interesting look into what drives Bruyneel and how he has managed his teams over the past 10 years. Cyclists and non-cyclists will enjoy the view from inside the team car.

    One note: The narrator has a great voice and is easy to listen to. However, his pronunciation was terrible, and I cringed when he mangled nearly every non-American proper name (like Liege, Alpe d'Huez, etc.). I would have expected that he spend some time learning the proper pronunciation of cyclist names, city names, etc.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    lotus kailua-kona, hi, United States 03-11-13
    lotus kailua-kona, hi, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "inspiring, entertaining, and informative"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in the tour de france, coaching, and endurance sports. The story moves at a good speed, and sheds light on how the tour works from the other side- It's thrilling!


    What did you like best about this story?

    learning about cycling , learning about the tour


    What about Kirby Heybourne’s performance did you like?

    great voice for the book


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    the tour from the inside of a car


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ted 09-17-11
    Ted 09-17-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Interesting View Point"

    I liked the book, but it was all over the place. I found the time line very disjointed and hard to follow at times. Great story with a great introduction by Lance.

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    James Tacoma, WA, United States 07-22-11
    James Tacoma, WA, United States 07-22-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Lance Revisited!"

    The combination of Lance Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel might have produced the greatest winning streak in all of sport. Bruyneel’s book is great in two ways. First, having his unique recounting of the Lance years was special. Second, his book covered key events in and out of the Tour. The book doesn’t follow a chronological path in the strict sense, but well done…highly recommended!
    I must agree with the reviewer above…the narration was weak at best. Imagine…Billy Bob, fresh from the trailer park…and three years of home schooling, completed before 24 yrs old….very proud of that…reading life achievements of Luciano Pavarotti…well, maybe not quite that bad…but you get the idea.
    Audible should have a separate review drop box for the narrator…like they do the books themselves.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Malcolm
    Isleworth, United Kingdom
    1/10/13
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    "Fiction & Fantasy"

    Truth is out now , hope they decide to change the title to We knew we would win . With hindsight we all regret having bought this audible book and even half believing what was written, then again we probably all thought we were inspired by Lance's book

    Pure FICTION , would like a credit back for being duped

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    11/6/12
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    "A work of fiction"

    Given recent revelations around Johans alleged involvment in Lance Armstrong's doping there is a good chance a lot of important information may be lacking from this book !

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    7/30/11
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    "Win... Win... Win... Inspirational!!!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed JB's story of success... failure and again success... this is the best sports biography currently available on Audible. All the effort that JB put into the US Postal Team has been replicated in this truly inspiring book... it is evident why he has been so successful. The Narrator can sometimes be a little over dramatic but it did make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up in excitement and awe.

    I listened to the book prior to the 2011 TdeF and it made the three week experience all the more enjoyable and provided a detailed insight into the suffering and commitment required to achieve within the top 1% of the top 1% of professional cycling!!!

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    London, United Kingdom
    5/21/12
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    "A Great Insight"

    Great stories and a great overall message. This is the best book of this kind (motivation) I've read in a while.

    I coach athletes myself and have used several of the messages contained in this book.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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