From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy by David Walsh

By David Walsh

For 8 years, the travel de France, arguably the world’s such a lot tough athletic festival, used to be governed via males: Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis. at the floor, they have been function avid gamers in a single of the good carrying tales of the age–American riders overcoming great odds to dominate a recreation that held little earlier curiosity for his or her countrymen. yet is that this a real tale, or is there a darker model of the reality, person who unfortunately displays the realities of activities within the twenty-first century? Landis’s name is now in jeopardy simply because drug checks revealing that his testosterone degrees have been 11 occasions these of a typical athlete strongly recommend that he used banned ingredients, and for years related allegations have swirled round Armstrong.

Now the world over acclaimed award-winning journalist David Walsh provides an explosive account of the shadow facet activities. during this electrifying, debatable, and scrupulously documented exposé, Walsh explores the numerous elements of the bike owner doping scandals within the usa and overseas. He examines how performance-enhancing medicinal drugs can infiltrate a premiere activities event–and why athletes succumb to the strain to take advantage of them. In studying this e-book, Walsh performed 1000's of hours of interviews with key figures in overseas biking, medical professionals, and different insiders, together with Emma O’Reilly, Armstrong’s longtime therapeutic massage therapist; former U.S. Postal provider biking staff health care professional Prentice Steffen; biking legend Greg LeMond; and previous teammates of either Landis and Armstrong.

Central to the tale is Lance Armstrong’s relentless, all-consuming force to be the simplest. additionally necessary to this narrative is Floyd Landis, the unassuming, sympathetic hero who was once the 1st winner of the journey de France after Lance–and the 1st ever to stand the specter of having his identify revoked. greater than anything, this e-book will ignite anew the controversy approximately no matter if there's room within the present activities tradition for athletes who compete in truth, even if activities could be stored from a scandal as frequent as this, and what adjustments should be made.

With a compelling narrative and revelations that might stun, enlighten, and hang-out readers, David Walsh addresses various questions that come up in that the most important area the place activities meet the bigger American tradition.

Show description

Read Online or Download From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France PDF

Best sports books

The Natural Golf Swing

In the event that your golfing online game has been suffering from inconsistency and less-than-peak functionality, you can be going opposed to your "natural swing". yet you could enhance your golfing video game dramatically and you may beat undesirable behavior by way of drawing on skills you already possess.

The common golfing Swing will:
- introduce you for your traditional stability and rhythm
- allow you to play always on your potential
- let you get pleasure from a repeating swing
- assist you elevate energy and keep watch over with each swing

According to champion golfer George Knudson, your swing is ruled by way of legislation of nature, and is topic to logical, actual basics which are all too usually missed. via studying the straightforward rules defined during this ebook, you are going to generate extra strong, actual swings, decrease your ranking, and achieve keep an eye on over your game.
Take good thing about Knudson''s greater than 30 years event at the professional circuit as he courses you step by step throughout the mechanics of the common swing, from the real first step of keeping right stability throughout the backswing, down-swing, and completing shape. vast illustrations and drills aid to explain every one step. Knudsen additionally stocks his adventure as a golfer at the travel, supplying important insights into the jobs that temperament and focus play in successful.

Between the Ropes: Wrestling's Greatest Triumphs and Failures

The facility avid gamers at the back of the wildly renowned and sometimes arguable global wrestling are tested during this chronological examine the earlier 10 years of wrestling leisure. the contest among the 4 significant wrestling organizations—World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the area Wrestling Federation (later renamed as international Wrestling leisure [WWE]), severe Championship Wrestling (ECW), and overall Nonstop motion Wrestling (TNA)—is rendered intimately, from wrestling's late-90s resurgence and the monetary issues of WCW and ECW to WWE's singular dominance and TNA's present-day fight for marketplace percentage.

Bowling Fundamentals (2nd Edition)

One of many world's such a lot hugely sought-after bowling teachers presents bowlers with accomplished assurance at the crucial gear, thoughts, lane play and spare-shooting concepts, and psychological education worthy for fulfillment at the lanes. With particular info for either right-handed and left-handed bowlers, this can be a one-of-kind publication that can assist you bowl higher!

50 Quick Facts about the World Cup

The area Cup is the world's largest carrying festival. From it is starting in Uruguay in 1930 via to this years event in Brazil, this e-book includes evidence and minutiae that any soccer fan has to understand. every one match is roofed inside of with proof in regards to the most sensible scorers, the trophies, the best avid gamers to have made names for themselves at the grandest level of all and masses extra.

Additional resources for From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France

Example text

Fifteen minutes after starting, you’ll feel like you are kilometres from anywhere. The palette of colours are a feast for the eyes, with orange banksia flowers, pink and crimson angophora trunks, yellow and gold wattles, lime-green bracken and mosses, and pink boronia and spider flowers. With the constant accompaniment of the gurgling Lyrebird Gully Creek as it cascades over small drops and around rocks, you’ll hear a symphony of sounds, including frogs and an avian choir of wrens, cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets and whipbirds.

There is no reliable drinking water, but some tank water is usually available. The campsite’s position in a valley (away from the river) means it is very sheltered, but can be bitterly cold in winter. Flowering heathland The highlight of the campsite though is the wildlife – in particular a community of common wombats that wander around just after dark. Keeping quiet, and with torches off, take a walk down the dirt road to the picnic and large-group camping area. Turn your torch on when you hear a noise, and you’ll almost certainly spot a wombat or two.

There is no reliable drinking water, but some tank water is usually available. The campsite’s position in a valley (away from the river) means it is very sheltered, but can be bitterly cold in winter. Flowering heathland The highlight of the campsite though is the wildlife – in particular a community of common wombats that wander around just after dark. Keeping quiet, and with torches off, take a walk down the dirt road to the picnic and large-group camping area. Turn your torch on when you hear a noise, and you’ll almost certainly spot a wombat or two.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.55 of 5 – based on 6 votes