WARNING: BEFORE YOU READ ANY FURTHER NOTE THAT THIS THREAD IS A SPOILER TO THE BOOK. SO IF YOU HAVE NOT READ IT AND DON'T WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT UNTIL YOU DO READ IT THEN STOP READING THIS THREAD NOW!
Just finished reading the book. First it is a sequel to his first one. Second it talks about more of his struggles and with more depth then the first book did.
In the book he talks about pretty much everything that has happened to him since his 4 tour wins plus a recap of his 5th.
I had no idea that he went through such hell regarding the dope testing he and the team went through. Its like they were trying to find something to nail him for. And it took way to long to complete the tests. Plus at the end it was decided by those responsible for the testing that nothing was found due to lack of evidence. What more do they want? There was nothing more to test. And they decide there was not enough evidence at the end after finding nothing at all? Hmm gee sounds like someone got upset because they did not find anything. The testing was not by any means unbiased an impartial. And I'm surprised they did not taint the tests to find him guilty. I wonder if there were not any attempted or actual pay-offs to keep the testing going with the hopes of find something.
Lance still considers himself a cancer survivor first and a 5 time TDF winner second. And he would rather be known as a cancer suvivor then a TDF winner. Don't know wbaout the rest of you but I applaud that. I can o0nly assume that it is because cancer, compared to the TDf is the hardest thing he ever encountered and defeated. Plus he has impeccable modesty as well.
The book showed and taught me that no matter how hard life gets there is always a way through it and you should never give up. Even when you are losing.
I hope that anyone who reads it gets the same thing I did out of it and maybe more.
I recommend this book for anyone over the age of 18, as it deals with adult issues and has some swear words in it.