It's Not about the Bike

Lance Armstrong won the 1999 Tour de France in spectacular style, taking four stages and both a mountain and a time trial. His story is even more remarkable because he was diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer in October 1996.

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If you read one sports book this year, this is the one Express on Sunday This is a gripping story Guardian So darn riveting that it simply cannot be put down Time Out Having nearly lost his life Lance Armstrong serves up his story for the rest of the world to wonder at, shudder at and learn from Guardian Armstrong's tale of his recovery from cancer remains compelling and inspirational. It has already brought comfort to millions of sufferers and their families, and will continue to do so -- Daniel Friebe Outdoor Fitness
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Lance Armstrong
Format:
Paperback

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Lance Armstrong won the 1999 Tour de France in spectacular style, taking four stages and both a mountain and a time trial. His story is even more remarkable because he was diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer in October 1996.

Review:

If you read one sports book this year, this is the one Express on Sunday This is a gripping story Guardian So darn riveting that it simply cannot be put down Time Out Having nearly lost his life Lance Armstrong serves up his story for the rest of the world to wonder at, shudder at and learn from Guardian Armstrong's tale of his recovery from cancer remains compelling and inspirational. It has already brought comfort to millions of sufferers and their families, and will continue to do so -- Daniel Friebe Outdoor Fitness

Product details

Author:
Lance Armstrong
Subtitle:
My Journey Back to Life
Publisher:
Yellow Jersey
ISBN:
9780224060875
Audience:
General
Pages:
304
Width (mm):
129
Length (mm):
197
Additional Info:
Lance Armstrong is a fulltime cancer fighter and was a professional cyclist. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Awards:
Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year (2000);Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of
Weight (g):
240

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What a Book!

I have to admit that I am more of a fiction reader than true life stories. Give me Ms. Cornwell, Mr. Harris of Mr. Grisham anyday, but I was blown away by this book. Lance has an amazing no-nonsense way of writing and he is so truthful that it hurts sometimes, but his story is wonderful. You finish it feeling great and like you can take on the world. I would recommend it to everyone and the new one is first on my shopping list.

A great read

An inspiring read by an inspiring man. I had always thought the media made more of Lance's cancer than it was. However after reading this I realised that his comeback was a miracle and think he is a remarkable athlete. This book highlights the strategy, comeraderie and ethics involved in cycling, and there are lessons there for other aspects of ones life.

Lance is the man!

Ek het hierdie boek op vakansie gelees - bietjie van die man en die boek voorheen gehoor, maar my nie juis gesteur nie. Maar toe ek die blaaie oopslaan was ek ge"hook"! Lance Armstrong is 'n inspirasie en rolmodel vir die manier waarop hy kanker takel het, en opposisie in die TdF vernietig. Dit lees maklik, gee 'n kykie agter die skerms, en het my gemaak wens daar kom 'n opvolg. Die is nou op pad en is reeds op my wenslys!

Verstaan jy wat Fietsry is?

Het jy al ooit fietsgery? Nee ek praat nie van die Dik Wiel met die saal vir oorgewig oom’s, wat ons so lekker skool toe getrap het nie. Ek praat van ‘n regte egte “Resies” fiets. Nog nooit nie? Wel dan het jy seker al die klomp mal sissies met die skoon geskeerde bene en giggel geel Spyderman pakkies aan, gesien bondel ry. Ja die klomp wat jou so de moer in maak wanneer jy haastig is. As jy ‘n Sport malle is, maar net nie kan verstaan wat mense besiel om op ‘n martel pypie te klim nie, is Lance Armstrong se boek net die ding vir jou. Hy werp lig op die donker onderwerp van kanker. Jy sal begrip kry vir wat kanker regtig is en hoe dit lyers se lewens tydens behandeling en na hulle genees is raak. Lance vat jou ook op ‘n toer deur die Currie Beker finaal van fietsry, die Tour de France. Woorde soos slip streaming, lactate acid, bonking en le peleton gaan jy sommer vinnig bemeester. Die boek is ‘n inspirasie vir almal en sal jou so boei dat jy dit nie gaan neersit nie.

A good read

This is an extremely good read and lets one get a bit of an insite into the life of a TdF winner andhis battle against cancer. It shows the benefits of being fit and healthy when it comes to fighting desease. A good book that is difficult to put down if you are a Tour de France cycling fan

 

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