Friday, October 5, 2012
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs. I had the sensation while reading this book that Hamilton needed to purge the poison out of his system, like lancing a boil to bring relief from pain. The Lance at the center of much of this book is Lance Armstrong, a teammate and competitor of Tyler Hamilton. In no uncertain terms, Hamilton describes the long time practice of Armstrong, Hamilton and others in using any means possible, legal or illegal, to win bike races. This is a sad personal story about a sport that has been tarnished by scandal. I finished the book feeling like now Hamilton can get on with his life. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase The Secret Race from amazon.com.