Cycle of Lies
by New York Times reporter Juliet Macur is the definitive account of the
rise and fall of the most famous athlete of our generation, Lance Armstrong,
through unprecedented access to the key players in his life and the
investigation into the allegations of systemic doping. Relying on previously
unpublished documents, Cycle of Lies reveals how Armstrong managed to
perpetuate his myth for so long, the fortress he built to protect his image and
upend anyone who got in his way, and why he fell so quickly.
Spanning fourteen critical years in Armstrong’s
cycling career, Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong covers his
comeback from cancer to the business deals that would make him a millionaire
many times over, right up until the moment he stepped down as the chairman of
his Livestrong charity. The story features key characters such as disgraced
Tour de France champion Floyd Landis; Armstrong teammate George Hincapie; and
Kristin Richard, Armstrong’s first wife and possible doping accomplice.
The history of one of the most precipitous and
unceremonious falls in the history of sports, Cycle of Lies delves into
exactly who was complicit in keeping Lance Armstrong’s doping a secret from his
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