Its not about the bike

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Its Not about the Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong

It is such an all-American story. A lanky kid from Plano, Texas, is raised by a feisty, single parent who sacrifices for her son, who becomes one of our countrys greatest athletes. Given that background, it is understandable why Armstrong was able to channel his boundless energy toward athletic endeavors. By his senior year in high school, he was already a professional triathlete and was training with the U.S. Olympic cycling developmental team. In 1993, Armstrong secured a position in the ranks of world-class cyclists by winning the World Championship and a Tour de France stage, but in 1996, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Armstrong entered an unknown battlefield and challenged it as if climbing through the Alps: aggressive yet tactical. He beat the cancer and proceeded to stun all the pundits by winning the 1999 Tour de France. In this memoir, Armstrong covers his early years swiftly with a blunt matter-of-factness, but the main focus is on his battle with cancer. Readers will respond to the inspirational recovery story, and they will appreciate the behind-the-scenes cycling information. After he won the Tour, his mother was quoted as saying that her sons whole life has been a fight against the odds; we see here that she was not exaggerating. Brenda Barrera
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It's Not about the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

Incredible story. I knew that he was a record-breaking seven-time winner of the Tour De France and a cancer survivor — which makes him an incredible inspiration to others. But, other than that, I had no interest in the cycling sport or anything else. But, nonetheless, I decided to pick it up. After the first few chapters of this book, I was hooked. There are a lot of qualities of Lance Armstrong outlined in this book that is worth modelling for every human being.

Lance Armstrong is know for his accomplishments on the bike as repeat winner of the Tour de France. But out of public view, Lance overcame struggles far greater than any mountain in France. Lance is also a cancer survivor.
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The book was written shortly after Armstrong had won the Tour de France : he went on to win it six further times in successive years, establishing a record later revoked due to his use of performance-enhancing drugs. In , he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer , which spread to his lungs, abdomen and brain, and was only given a 40 percent chance of living. This disrupted his career, but his success on his return prompted elements in the media to accuse him of doping. The book covers his story from childhood to the Tour, and the birth of his first child. Following investigations into doping allegations against him , Armstrong was stripped of all his seven Tour titles on October 22,

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