Daniel de Visé - The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France

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Held in twenty-one day-long stages over twenty-three days, and covering some 3,500 kilometers—2,200 miles—the Tour de France is one of the most grueling athletic competitions around. To win it once is a dream, to do it twice, the stuff of legend. In 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the cycling world by becoming the first American to win the Tour. Nine months later he was seriously wounded in a hunting accident and his career seemed over. But he recovered, resumed training, and won the 1989 Tour—again upsetting the favorite. In this detailed, engaging biography, De Visé, a Pulitzer-winning journalist and author of Andy and Don, recounts LeMond’s life from his upbringing in Nevada and California through his international cycling career, his family tensions, and his decade-long campaign to uncover the truth about Lance Armstrong’s doping habits.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780802127945
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - June 5th, 2018

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