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Tylers Book - September 18th
« on: August 13, 2012, 21:33 »
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0345530411/



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The Secret Race is a definitive look at the world of professional cycling—and the doping issue surrounding this sport and its most iconic rider, Lance Armstrong—by former Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle.
 
 Over the course of two years, Coyle conducted more than two hundred hours of interviews with Hamilton and spoke candidly with numerous teammates, rivals, and friends. The result is an explosive book that takes us, for the first time, deep inside a shadowy, fascinating, and surreal world of unscrupulous doctors, anything-goes team directors, and athletes so relentlessly driven to succeed that they would do anything—and take any risk, physical, mental, or moral—to gain the edge they need to win.
 
 Tyler Hamilton was once one of the world’s best-liked and top-ranked cyclists—a fierce competitor renowned among his peers for his uncanny endurance and epic tolerance for pain. In the 2003 Tour de France, he finished fourth despite breaking his collarbone in the early stages—and grinding eleven of his teeth down to the nerves along the way. He started his career with the U.S. Postal Service team in the 1990s and quickly rose to become Lance Armstrong’s most trusted lieutenant, and a member of his inner circle. For the first three of Armstrong’s record seven Tour de France victories, Hamilton was by Armstrong’s side, clearing his way. But just weeks after Hamilton reached his own personal pinnacle—winning the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics—his career came to a sudden, ignominious end: He was found guilty of doping and exiled from the sport.
 
 From the exhilaration of his early, naïve days in the peloton, Hamilton chronicles his ascent to the uppermost reaches of this unforgiving sport. In the mid-1990s, the advent of a powerful new blood-boosting drug called EPO reshaped the world of cycling, and a relentless, win-at-any-cost ethos took root. Its psychological toll would drive many of the sport’s top performers to substance abuse, depression, even suicide. For the first time ever, Hamilton recounts his own battle with clinical depression, speaks frankly about the agonizing choices that go along with the decision to compete at a world-class level, and tells the story of his complicated relationship with Lance Armstrong.
 
 A journey into the heart of a never-before-seen world, The Secret Race is a riveting, courageous act of witness from a man who is as determined to reveal the hard truth about his sport as he once was to win the Tour de France.

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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 21:55 »
    From the exhilaration of his early, naïve days in the peloton, Hamilton chronicles his ascent to the uppermost reaches of this unforgiving sport. In the mid-1990s, the advent of a powerful new blood-boosting drug called EPO reshaped the world of cycling, and a relentless, win-at-any-cost ethos took root. Its psychological toll would drive many of the sport’s top performers to substance abuse, depression, even suicide. For the first time ever, Hamilton recounts his own battle with clinical depression, speaks frankly about the agonizing choices that go along with the decision to compete at a world-class level, and tells the story of his complicated relationship with Lance Armstrong.
    (From tylers and coyles book.)

    It will probably be an interesting read. The stuff about depression and substance abuse, and suicide, seems pretty standard for cyclists, with or without Peds. It would be an interesting comparison to compare depression among cyclists during Ocanas' era and during Tylers' era.
    I bet no difference, just much more effective and complex doping schedules.
    Since I am a fan I won't read Tylers' book, as I love cycling, and do not want to be swayed into a negative opinion of cycling.

     
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 22:00 »
    Worth noting, its being released on Armstrongs birthday :D
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 00:42 »
    well, we were expecting a book.    ::)

    should be an interesting read.
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 02:38 »
    Guess it'll all be a publicity stunt if Riis and CSC get a free pass. And I hope this isn't a martyrdom book, cos I'd look to start piracy it if it is ;D
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 06:31 »
    Am looking forward to this one.  8)
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 08:58 »
    not available UK amazon yet  :'(
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 11:58 »
    You can order it from amazon.com.

    I know costs more and takes ages
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 16:45 »
    Book review. Of course being of the opinion that Ivy league college graduates, North Eastern US bluebloods such as himself should have written the book alone, putting the bike down, this review of Tylers' book gave me a chuckle, and insight to Tylers' motives. I wonder if Tyler further rubs salt into Armstrongs' wounds by mentioning that Sheryl Crows children are named Levi, and Tyler?
    Funny review and true, as far as anything Tyler has said from day 1, connect the dots......
    Contains profanity.

    http://pvcycling.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/book-review-my-penis-by-tyler-hamilton/
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 12:23 »
    available in the uk now
    http://www.play.com/Books/Books/4-/35438577/0/The-Secret-Race/ListingDetails.html

    release date has been brought forward to the 5th in the US.. expecting it to be the 7th in the uk.
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 12:28 »
    Yea to Pat McQuaids birthday :D
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #12 on: August 31, 2012, 06:35 »
    Hamilton was a known Fuentes client because his Boulder address was on Fuentes paperwork, that's how they matched it to his code (I think he was just #18, no nickname). At one point a doping schedule was made public that matched Tyler's racing schedule. A fax was also uncovered that was sent to his wife at a hotel they were staying at. There was speculation that his now ex-wife was involved in the logistics of his doping program, I wonder if he addresses that in the book.

    Thanks Epicycle from the CN clinic.

    Kind of my personal issue with Tyler. Plus his insight while riding the tour on velonews, his worrying about the well being of his dog during the tour, etc.
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #14 on: August 31, 2012, 08:26 »
    Just ordered mine

    should be delivered last few days of this month  :win
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #15 on: August 31, 2012, 10:22 »
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    Hamilton also writes that after he left the USPS team to join another squad, his team director, Bjarne Riis, introduced him to Madrid doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, who Hamilton says oversaw his blood doping for several years. Hamilton testified in 2011 before a federal grand jury investigating Armstrong's teams, and later gave an interview to "60 Minutes" in which he confessed to doping and corroborated accusations that another Armstrong teammate, Floyd Landis, had leveled against Armstrong.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/tyler-hamilton-book-secret-race-details-relationship-lance-armstrong-acuses-doping-article-1.1148508#ixzz2578Fdyfq



    Bang this is going to cause waves

    Riis had better man up

    option 1 - take Tyler to court

    option 2 - admit that he did as Tyler says

    there is a 3rd option - say nothing which is the same as option 2 in my books
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #16 on: August 31, 2012, 10:40 »


    Bang this is going to cause waves

    Riis had better man up

    option 1 - take Tyler to court

    option 2 - admit that he did as Tyler says

    there is a 3rd option - say nothing which is the same as option 2 in my books

    The Danish Federation better grow some balls and ban Riis, preferably lifetime. After their recent debacle now they can make amends and do cycling a favour.
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #17 on: August 31, 2012, 10:47 »
    Riis' own book just came out, I bet it glosses over that incident
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #18 on: August 31, 2012, 10:52 »
    Riis' own book just came out, I bet it glosses over that incident

    I have not read it but have heard there is not much in the way of peds that we did not already know
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #19 on: August 31, 2012, 12:50 »
    Riis went Denial and then no comment  :win

    I do not know fuentas ............ It did not happen ....... I will make no further comment
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #20 on: September 03, 2012, 23:50 »
    Funny how Riis gets a free pass when there is more evidence against him than against Rasmussen. Of course he can't admit to Hamilton's accusations, it would basically sewer every one of his current and future star riders, and if he thought it was hard to get sponsors before...

    (ok, maybe Tinkoff wouldn't care)
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #21 on: September 04, 2012, 13:29 »
    Riis went Denial and then no comment  :win

    I do not know fuentas ............ It did not happen ....... I will make no further comment

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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #22 on: September 05, 2012, 04:28 »
    It is interesting, that individuals like Cadel(Ferrari) Schleck(puerto) Riis(manager of Contador) and I would guess others like Julich(CSC,Lances assistants) are being mentioned now. I would think anyone associated with Astana, Now going back to its inception, would be in the hot seat. Sastre, just blows thing off, the guy Pereiro, who took Floyds' win was as dirty as the rest of the lot. Contador did n't just have a little bad beefsteak, he was eating the same steaks back with Vinos Liberty team, Discovery, back to Astana(same morals as Liberty, etc.
    Even though I knew the score, and even called out guys from the 80s and 70s, the chickens have come to roost.
    Lay it on me Tyler baby, burn it down, burn it all the way to hell, pull no punches, and I an Armstrong lover will clue you in on anything you need help with. Shoulda let it go though, because in 2 years it will be the same doping story.
    Great entertainment, as Armstrong thumbs his nose, livin large, and the same needles, find the same tummy fat.....
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #23 on: September 06, 2012, 09:44 »
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #25 on: September 06, 2012, 10:21 »
    Armstrong: "Writing a book today about events that allegedly took place more than 10 years ago is not about setting the record straight or righting a wrong. It is greedy, opportunistic and self-serving"

    That would pretty much render any memoir about a difficult or contentious period "greedy, opportunistic and self-serving".



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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #26 on: September 06, 2012, 10:38 »
    I thought Lance was talking about the words for his own Tombstone 



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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #27 on: September 06, 2012, 12:04 »
    Apparently Andy Rhis gets off in the book as well - ie they never talked Doping
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #28 on: September 06, 2012, 15:19 »
    http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/athletes/lance-armstrong/The-Unlevel-Playing-Field.html?page=1

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    THE UNLEVEL PLAYING FIELD
    With the release of his new tell-all about the doping culture of professional cycling, The Secret Race, Tyler Hamilton has been blamed for cashing in on the celebrity of one-time teammate and brother-like figure Lance Armstrong. But what he's really saying—to Armstrong and everyone else—is this: Come clean with me. You'll feel better, and it's not too late.

    By: BILL GIFFORD
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    Re: Tylers Book - September 18th
    « Reply #29 on: September 06, 2012, 19:09 »
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_plW9_jXmI8&feature=youtu.be
    Brief interview with Tyler on coming out and a hint of what he talks about in the book.
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