It's Not About the Bike

It's Not About the Bike

My Journey Back to Life

Book - 2001
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Penguin Putnam
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This is the story of one man's journey through triumph, tragedy, transformation, and transcendance. It is the story of Lance Armstrong, the six-time winner of the Tour de France, and his fight against cancer.

People magazine called it "inspiring." The New York Times called it "fascinating." But perhaps the Cincinnati Enquirer said it best: "It's not about the bike, or about the sport. It's about the soul."

Baker & Taylor
The champion cyclist recounts his diagnosis with cancer, the grueling treatments during which he was given a less than twenty percent chance for survival, his surprising victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and the birth of his son.

& Taylor

The world-champion cyclist recounts his diagnosis with cancer, the grueling treatments during which he was given a less than twenty-percent chance for survival, the birth of his son, and his back-to-back wins of both the 1999 and 2000 Tour de France. Reissue.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2001
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9780425179611
Branch Call Number: 796.62 ARMST ARMST
Characteristics: 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Jenkins, Sally
Notes: "Now includes new chapter on Tour de France 2000 & Olympics"--Cover


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Apr 15, 2014

Fascinating reading now, in light of his admission that he cheated with PEDs, ruined the careers of a few team members, disappointed cancer survivors everywhere and was generally one of the biggest jerks in sports history. Give him credit for this: He was a master at building a myth.

Sep 18, 2012

I would have enjoyed this book a lot more without the bad language. His story is an inspiration!

epltina Jun 26, 2012

Not a fantastically written book but it had me engaged throughout. I learned so much about biking VO2 max and fitness and the will power of amazing athletes.


Lance Armstrong "CANCER is acronym for Courage, Attitude, Never give up, Curability, Enhancement, Rememberarnce of fellow patients" and "Cancer is not part of death but part of Life"

Jul 16, 2011

A really good glance into the life of Lance Armstrong. The details of his fight with cancer, whether physical, mental, logistical aspects of his life are extremely intriguing. His mental state post-cancer is especially interesting, along with the details of his treatment, lifestyle and the in-vitro fertilization treatments done on his wife are very open and telling. Definitely worth the time!

Nov 08, 2007

This should be given to anyone with cancer.


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