Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever. As I expected, the authors do a great job in presenting what happened. They make it clear that Armstrong did not act alone. Albergotti and O’Connell describe the interests of many people who had a stake in wanting Armstrong to succeed, and were willing to either enable doping, look the other way, or prefer not to know. As fans, we wanted Armstrong to succeed, and we were willing to believe him when he said he wasn’t taking banned substances. This is a sad story on so many levels that will appeal to those readers who love integrity in sports, and want to try to understand how this fraud could have happened, and perhaps how to prevent it from happening again. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Wheelmen from amazon.com.