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Chasing Lance: The 2005 Tour de France and Lance Armstrong's Ride of a Lifetime (with 20 photos included) Hardcover – December 1, 2005
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A bike racer mustnt forget the random absurdities, insults, and delights the open road hurls at you. Martin Dugard hasn't. -- Bob Roll
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One later chapter is great travel writing. Dugard parallels his process of self-discovery of why HE is chasing Lance with a description of his first-time visit to Lourdes. He interweaves his two thought trains so skillfully that when he finishes his tour of the grotto and winds up his personal and painful train of remembrance and reason, I was gifted with a new insight about myself. The chapter brought me through Lance's struggles to not only renew my appreciation for my cancer surviving wife, but also to see my own dreams and struggles, however meager, in both a more realistic light, and at the same time an even brighter one.
At the time of Armstrong's record 7th straight Tour win, I heard a major American TV business news anchor scoff at Armstrong's advertising appeal saying, "Hey, come on, it's BICYCLE racing!" as if no one cares much about it, not like baseball, for instance. But Dugard convinces the reader (like we needed convicing) that the Lance personna is far bigger than the man--and almost everywhere. What Dugard does so well is not only to describe both the race and the phenomenon, but what it is in US that causes us to hold the IDEA of Lance so special.
So far, Lance has published two volumes of autobiography and his mother's memoirs are also available. Beyond these, teammate Michael Barry offers us a look "Inside the Postal Bus" and outdoor writer Daniel Coyle tracks Lance's 2004 season and the genesis of his darker moods in "Lance Armstong's War".Read more ›
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Even in light of current litigation this book is a grat read about the tour and the endurance it requires to compete.Published on November 10, 2012 by Christine Tappe
Considering the wealth of information about Lance in other venues, this is a refreshing and unique perspective of the Tour with Lance as more of a backdrop and unifying theme. Read morePublished on August 23, 2006 by lipomaman
The 2005 Tour will always be remembered as Lance's last grand stand in the Tour de France, winning an improbable (and most likely never to be equalled record) 7th straight win. Read morePublished on March 31, 2006 by Paul Allaer
If you want a a non-experts point of view on the 2005 Tour De France who has nothing interesting to say, other than describing the facial features of the people he runs into in the... Read morePublished on March 5, 2006 by Christoher O'keefe
I've never been to the Tour, but now I feel like I have after reading this excellent work by Martin Dugard. Read morePublished on March 3, 2006 by Brad Kearns
What a fantastic read! I loved Mr. Dugard's account of the most amazing athletic event and the most amazing athlete in the world. Read morePublished on February 8, 2006 by EDT
If you think that there is nothing worse than hearing someone drone on and on about how great their vacation was, stay away from this book. Read morePublished on February 3, 2006 by B. Sullivan
The author Martin Dugard has no idea what he is talking about. Any of his tactics of information about teams can be found in any cycling book around, and they are openly talked... Read morePublished on January 21, 2006 by Matthew Newell
hey folks - here is a great read! i highly recommended this book to you. i chased lance during the tour, and was thrilled to meet him in Germany... Read morePublished on December 29, 2005 by SB