The Secret Race

The Secret Race

Inside the Hidden World of the Tour De France : Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs

eBook - 2012
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Hamilton pulls back the curtain on the Tour de France and takes us into the secret world of professional cycling like never before: the doping, the lying, and his years as Lance Armstrong's teammate on U.S. Postal.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2012
ISBN: 9780345530431
0345530438
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Coyle, Daniel

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jquick99
Sep 04, 2017

I've read and watched everything Lance related.

This is an excellent book about the behind the scenes doping with Lance...and how he got away with it for years.

Written before Lance finally admitted he doped...which means he wrote this knowing the All Powerful Lance would get him blacklisted in the cycling world.

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mlofat
Jun 17, 2017

Fun to read. It seems that Hamilton poured his soul out. This is the type of book Lance Armstrong should write: the WHOLE and honest truth.

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dthomas6
Dec 31, 2013

A really good, clear explanation of the methods by which cyclists use chemicals and blood products to get ahead. To the author's credit, nobody's an angel here, including Tyler Hamilton. But that Armstrong guy might be the devil himself. Amazing how he manipulated so many people for so long, and got away with it.

Yachtny Jul 31, 2013

A revealing insight into the life of a professional cyclist in an era dominated by doping on an unprecedented scale. Now that Armstrong has admitted the truth of his doping and thus the truth of his critics who were right all along, I remain sceptical as to what Hamilton expects. He reports being surprised at being unwelcome on his return to cycling as he tried to find rides to see out the rest of his career. Whilst he did confess and perhaps there was animosity directed towards him from fans of Armstrong as well as the professional cycling world, on what basis does he expect a different reception? Hamilton was, when all is said and done, a cheat too.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in cycling.

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Ichigaga
Jun 04, 2013

I learned alot about big-time cycling. Recommended. Yeah, what he did was wrong, but he understood that it was what was required. Either do it, or go home. He had to put any morality to the side. I laugh at the moral perfectionists. Do these people live there lives at a high moral level? Consider a manager in a corporation. He's told to layoff people to prop up quarterly profits for the benefit of bonuses for the few. Is doping to win a race any worse than ruining people's lives for the sake of a few bonuses? The manager has to make a decision...do it, or get another job.

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ThelmaPickles
Mar 12, 2013

After reading this book I am left with the conclusion that Lance Armstrong is a sociopath and Tyler Hamilton is a sheep, a follower and a simpleton. The message of his book? "The truth will set you free." Profound, right? Meanwhile, he expresses little to no remorse or guilt as he details years of lying, cheating and using PEDs. He even has the nerve to say he was victimized by the public after getting busted because they called him a liar, cheat and doper. Victim? Hardly. Hero for telling the truth? No way.

capovino Feb 09, 2013

A must read, couldn't put this book down until it was finished, more intrigue than a spy novel.

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5gramp
Jan 29, 2013

Interesting read, wish some of the other books were available as it would be nice to get an alternate opinion of Lance

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thetempguy
Dec 25, 2012

A very fast read that details the life of a professional rider... You will like this book!

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indycar01
Dec 19, 2012

A must read for bike racing fans. A riveting story.

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