By Lance Armstrong
The five-time journey de France winner and number one New York Times bestselling writer returns with an inspirational account of his contemporary own victories—and a few failures—and an intimate glimpse into how virtually loss of life taught him to actually reside.
Since the discharge of his megabestseller, It’s now not in regards to the Bike, Lance Armstrong has loved a brand new sequence of exciting rides, culminating with the extension of his string of travel de France victories to a record-tying 5th in 2003. carrying on with the inspiring tale began in his first publication, Every moment Counts captures the way of thinking of a guy who has crushed marvelous odds and considers on a daily basis a chance for excellence.
Armstrong’s prior ebook acknowledged his trip from a grim prognosis of testicular melanoma to a beautiful restoration that culminated in his profitable the 1999 travel de France. His new booklet addresses the both daunting problem of residing within the aftermath of this event and profiting from each breath of lifestyles.
A clean viewpoint at the spirit of survivors in every single place, Every moment Counts will invigorate and enthrall Armstrong’s hundreds of thousands of admirers.
“A joyous, successful e-book, a party of all the pieces that make lifestyles good.” —Booklist
“There’s whatever of a vicarious thrill in being in addition to Armstrong for the ride.” —San Antonio Express-News
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S. Postal team had different roles along the way. Some of them, like my close friend Kevin Livingston, were strong climbers and it would be their job to help me through the mountains, riding in front to shield me from the wind, and pace me up the climbs, while others, such as my great friend George Hincapie, would help me sprint through the flats. Most of my teammates, like Hincapie, Tyler Hamilton, and Viacheslav Ekimov of Russia, were extremely accomplished riders and very capable of winning big races in their own right, and it was a testament to their dedication that they rode so hard on my behalf.
To me, just finishing the Tour de France is a demonstration of survival. The arduousness of the race, the sheer unreasonableness of the job, the circumnavigation of an entire country on a bicycle, village to village, along its shores, across its bridges, up and over the mountain peaks they call cols, requires a matchless stamina. ” It’s not unlike the stamina of people who are ill every day. The Tour is a daily festival of human suffering, of minor tragedies and comedies, all conducted in the elements, sometimes terrible weather and sometimes fine, over flats, and into headwinds, with plenty of crashes.
We traced the routes we’d ride in the Tour, scouting the stages. The 87th annual edition of the race would cover 2,274 miles and 23 days, counterclockwise around France. It was an admittedly illogical undertaking, but then, the Tour evolved from a bizarre stunt in the first place: in the early dawn of the Industrial Age, a French newspaper offered a cash prize to any fool who could beat other fools in an attempt to circle the country on a bicycle. From the outset the event was plagued by cheating, accidents, and absurdities.