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The Resource The comeback : Greg LeMond, the true king of American cycling, and a legendary Tour de France, Daniel de Visé

The comeback : Greg LeMond, the true king of American cycling, and a legendary Tour de France, Daniel de Visé

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The comeback : Greg LeMond, the true king of American cycling, and a legendary Tour de France
Title
The comeback
Title remainder
Greg LeMond, the true king of American cycling, and a legendary Tour de France
Statement of responsibility
Daniel de Visé
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world's pre-eminent bicycle race, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident, his career as a bicycle racer seemingly over. And yet, barely two years after this crisis, LeMond mounted a comeback almost without parallel in professional sports. In summer 1989, he again won the Tour -- arguably the world's most grueling athletic contest -- by the almost impossibly narrow margin of 8 seconds over another French legend, Laurent Fignon. It remains the closest Tour de France in history. The Comeback chronicles the life of one of America's greatest athletes, from his roots in Nevada and California to the heights of global fame, to a falling out with his own family and a calamitous confrontation with Lance Armstrong over allegations the latter was doping -- a campaign LeMond would wage on principle for more than a decade before Armstrong was finally stripped of his own Tour titles. With the kind of narrative drive that propels books like Moneyball, and a fierce attention to detail, Daniel de Visé reveals the dramatic, ultra-competitive inner world of a sport rarely glimpsed up close, and builds a compelling case for LeMond as its great American hero
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.6/2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1051.L45
LC item number
D48 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The comeback : Greg LeMond, the true king of American cycling, and a legendary Tour de France, Daniel de Visé
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019835396
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802127945
Lccn
2017061342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019835396
Label
The comeback : Greg LeMond, the true king of American cycling, and a legendary Tour de France, Daniel de Visé
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019835396
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802127945
Lccn
2017061342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019835396

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