Lance Armstrong is a cancer fighter and was a professional cyclist. He lives in Austin, Texas.
It’s Not About the Bike was first published in 2000. Detailing Lance Armstrong’s battle with life-threatening testicular cancer and his return to professional cycling, it became a huge bestseller, appealing to fans of cycling as well as cancer survivors inspired by his full and dramatic recovery.
Dogged by suspicion and allegations of doping throughout his career, in January 2013 in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong admitted to having taken performance enhancing drugs during all seven of the Tours de France in which he competed. The UCI, the world governing body for cycling, stripped him of his titles.
If you read one sports book this year, this is the oneThis is a gripping storySo darn riveting that it simply cannot be put downHaving nearly lost his life Lance Armstrong serves up his story for the rest of the world to wonder at, shudder at and learn fromArmstrong’s tale of his recovery from cancer remains compelling and inspirational. It has already brought comfort to millions of sufferers and their families, and will continue to do so