Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

Non-Fiction, Sport, Cycling
Paperback Published on: 06/06/2013
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Seven Deadly Sins
Stunning book for any sports fan
My word, what a book. I flicked through it when I bought it, knowing full well what I'd just bought was going to explain the ticking time bomb that went of... READ MORE
Adam at Waterstones Hitchin
Seven Deadly Sins
Insightful read
It must have been great fun for David Walsh to write this book after all that had happened between himself and Lance Armstrong as he fought to expose him. ... READ MORE
Richard C at Wigan

Synopsis

When Lance Armstrong fought back from life-threatening cancer to win the 1999 Tour de France - the so-called 'Tour of Renewal' - it seemed almost too good to be true. It was Sunday Times journalist David Walsh was one of a small group who was prepared to raise awkward questions about Armstrong's seemingly superhuman feats. And so began a 13-year battle to reveal the truth that finally ended in October 2012 when the cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour victories and banned from the sport for life.

Walsh's gripping and moving personal account of his struggles is a revealing insight into the murkier end of professional cycling - a place where having the right doctor can make all the difference and where there existed a conspiracy of silence. As he shows, it never was about the bike. However, spurred on by a few brave people who were prepared to speak out in the hope of saving the sport they loved, Walsh continued to probe, and eventually he was vindicated when Armstrong's reputation was ruined. In this updated edition, covering Armstrong's confession to Oprah, Seven Deadly Sins takes the reader into a world of doping and lies, but shows that there is always hope for a better future.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781471127557
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

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Seven Deadly Sins
A long term justifiable expose
The result of a long hard battle with Lance Armstrong somewhat repetitive but the strong " I told you so" tone is fully justified. Walsh suspected his firs... READ MORE
madonmerlot
Seven Deadly Sins
brilliant
what a superb book, considering the abuse that David Walsh has suffered over the years, this is not a bitter anti Lance, told you so book. Its honest and e... READ MORE
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The story of Lance Armstrong, a cancer survivor and campaigner v the drug cheat he's been uncovered to be is one of 21st Century most compelling sporting ... READ MORE
Russell Morris