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The Resource Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever, Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell

Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever, Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell

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Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever
Title
Wheelmen
Title remainder
Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever
Statement of responsibility
Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell
Title variation
Wheel men
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports. Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his 'mythic, perfect story' as 'one big lie.' But his admission raised more questions than it answered--because he didn't say who had helped him dope or how he skillfully avoided getting caught. The Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell broke the news at every turn. In Wheelmen they reveal the broader story of how Armstrong and his supporters used money, power, and cutting-edge science to conquer the world's most diffcult race. Wheelmen introduces U.S. Postal Service Team owner Thom Weisel, who in a brazen power play ousted USA Cycling's top leadership and gained control of the sport in the United States, ensuring Armstrong's dominance. Meanwhile, sponsors fought over contracts with Armstrong as the entire sport of cycling began to benefit from the 'Lance effect.' What had been a quirky, working-class hobby became the pastime of the Masters of the Universe set. Wheelmen offers a riveting look at what happens when enigmatic genius breaks loose from the strictures of morality. It reveals the competitiveness and ingenuity that sparked blood-doping as an accepted practice, and shows how the Americans methodically constructed an international operation of spies and revolutionary technology to reach the top. At last exposing the truth about Armstrong and American cycling, Wheelmen paints a living portrait of what is, without question, the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports"--
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individual biography
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Albergotti, Reed
Dewey number
796.6/2092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1051.A76
LC item number
A54 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Connell, Vanessa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Armstrong, Lance
  • Armstrong, Lance
  • Armstrong, Lance
  • Tour de France (Bicycle race)
  • Tour de France (Bicycle race)
  • Cyclists
  • Doping in sports
  • Recreation
  • United States
Label
Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever, Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 364 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781101635889
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations.
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EB00397632
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A72C1751-F0EF-4B18-AE69-90E28F7F0A6B
System control number
  • 2011865
  • (OCoLC)859604048
  • (OCoLC)ocn859604048
  • 2011865
Label
Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever, Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 364 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101635889
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00397632
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A72C1751-F0EF-4B18-AE69-90E28F7F0A6B
System control number
  • 2011865
  • (OCoLC)859604048
  • (OCoLC)ocn859604048
  • 2011865

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