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The Resource Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever, Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell

Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever, Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell

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Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever
Title
Wheelmen
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Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever
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Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell
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Wheel men
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Lance Armstrong, the Tour De France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever
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eng
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"The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports. Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his 'mythic, perfect story' as 'one big lie.' But his admission raised more questions than it answered--because he didn't say who had helped him dope or how he skillfully avoided getting caught. The Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell broke the news at every turn. In Wheelmen they reveal the broader story of how Armstrong and his supporters used money, power, and cutting-edge science to conquer the world's most diffcult race. Wheelmen introduces U.S. Postal Service Team owner Thom Weisel, who in a brazen power play ousted USA Cycling's top leadership and gained control of the sport in the United States, ensuring Armstrong's dominance. Meanwhile, sponsors fought over contracts with Armstrong as the entire sport of cycling began to benefit from the 'Lance effect.' What had been a quirky, working-class hobby became the pastime of the Masters of the Universe set. Wheelmen offers a riveting look at what happens when enigmatic genius breaks loose from the strictures of morality. It reveals the competitiveness and ingenuity that sparked blood-doping as an accepted practice, and shows how the Americans methodically constructed an international operation of spies and revolutionary technology to reach the top. At last exposing the truth about Armstrong and American cycling, Wheelmen paints a living portrait of what is, without question, the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports"--
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An in-depth assessment of the record-breaking Tour de France athlete's doping scandal and fraud-based business successes exposes the support network of money, power and cutting-edge science that enabled his achievements, discussing such topics as his lucrative sponsor contracts and the accepted practices of illegal medicating
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individual biography
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10223379
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Albergotti, Reed
Dewey number
  • 796.6/2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1051.A76
LC item number
A54 2013
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1230
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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O'Connell, Vanessa
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True
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  • Armstrong, Lance
  • Armstrong, Lance
  • Cyclists
  • Tour de France (Bicycle race)
  • Doping in sports
Target audience
adult
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Lance Armstrong, the Tour De France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever
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Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever, Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn834431743
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24 cm
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xvii, 364 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781592408481
Lccn
2013037176
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)834431743
Label
Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever, Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn834431743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 364 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781592408481
Lccn
2013037176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)834431743

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