The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs

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Subtitle: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs | Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Co
Author: Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle
Publisher: Bantam Press (2012)
ISBN-10: 0593071743
ISBN-13: 9780593071748
Condition: Very good, the front cover has a minor mark, a bump on the textblock and minor stain else contents is bright clean and tightly bound.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 290
Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.4 x 2.2 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

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WINNER OF THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2012. On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner in Boulder, Colorado. The two had met five years before while Coyle was writing his bestselling book, Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force. But this time, Tyler had something else on his mind. He finally wanted to come clean, about everything: the doping, the lying, his years as Lance Armstrong's teammate on U.S. Postal, his decade spent running from the truth. 'I'm sorry,' he told Coyle. 'It just feels so good to be able to talk about this. I've been quiet for so many years.' Over the next eighteen months, Hamilton would tell his story, and his sport's story, in explosive detail, never sparing himself in the process. In a way, he became as obsessed with telling the truth as he had been with winning the Tour de France just a few years before.

The truth would set Tyler free, but would also be the most damning indictment yet of Tour winners such as Armstrong. The result of this determination is The Secret Race, a book that pulls back the curtain and takes us into the secret world of professional cycling like never before. A world populated by unbelievably driven - and some flawed - characters. A world where the competition used every means to get an edge, and the options were stark. A world where it often felt like there was no choice.


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