The Making of the World's Greatest Champion
Family members-including his adoptive father, speaking publicly for the first time-recall Armstrong’s humble origins, the father he barely knew, and his single mom’s struggle for survival. His childhood friends and early mentors recall how he also excelled at other sports, including swimming, running, and triathlons.
Known for pushing his body to the extreme and intimidating his rivals, Armstrong accomplished extraordinary feats like winning the world’s professional roadrace championship at twenty-one and taking home the Tour de France trophy seven consecutive years in a row. But his many achievements have consistently been dogged by allegations of doping and secrecy.
In Lance, Wilcockson provides numerous details, many for the first time, of how Armstrong’s legendary training, near-fatal bout with cancer, and battles with the media drove him to reach the pinnacle of his sport.
Ratings and Reviews
Be the first to rate and review this book!
You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!
We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!
by John Wilcockson
Share your thoughts
Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book.
Rate it *
Please make sure to choose a rating
Add a review* Required
How to write a great review
- Say what you liked best and least
- Describe the author's style
- Explain the rating you gave
- Use rude and profane language
- Include any personal information
- Mention spoilers or the book's price
- Recap the plot
(0) 50 characters minimum
The review must be at least 50 characters long.
The title should be at least 4 characters long.
Display Name *
Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.
Report a review
Would you like us to take another look at this review?
You've successfully reported this review. We appreciate your feedback.
by John Wilcockson
Thanks for Sharing!
by on September 30, 2016
- Da Capo Press, June 2009
Da Capo Press
- Download options:
- EPUB 2 (Adobe DRM)
You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: