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The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

Review by Yves Vanderhaeghen:

"While this is Hamilton’s personal story (and it’s profoundly moving in a tragic way), it is inevitably also a story about Armstrong. That he triumphed while on drugs is now beyond doubt, in spite of his protestations, and Hamilton’s account of those years is corroborated in every essential detail. Hamilton doesn’t take the opportunity to put the knife into Armstrong, but even so, the picture that emerges of the seven-time Tour winner is of an obsessive, win-at-all-costs, vindictive bully who beat the system. It isn’t pretty and it’s profoundly sad.

The Secret Race is as much an exposé of doping as it is an account of the world of professional cycling, with its hopes, dreams, triumphs and disappointments. But above all, it is a lament for a lost generation of ordinary people, extraordinary athletes, who made bad choices, because that’s the way the system worked."

To read the full review, go to The Witness via this link

About the book:

The riveting, news-breaking story of former Olympic gold medalist and seven-time Tour de France rider Tyler Hamilton, who takes us deep inside the secret world of professional cycling, his years as Lance Armstrong's teammate, and what it took to win – no matter the cost.

On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner at a restaurant 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.

Click here for more information on The Secret Race


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