Five-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong truly is a global superstar and one of sport's greatest champions. In 1999 Armstrong made the most stunning comeback in sport, winning the Tour de France in the fastest time ever recorded. What was even more extraordinary was that this came after a life-threatening battle with testicular cancer that had spread rapidly to his lungs and brain only eighteen months before.
His first book, 'It's Not About The Bike' charted Lance's journey back to life and went on to become an international mega-bestseller. 'Every Second Counts' continues his remarkable story - from the celebration of his five-year anniversary of cancer survival to the birth of his twin daughters Grace and Isabelle, from winning an Olympic medal to his astounding succession of triumphs and complete domination of the Tour de France since 1999.
His historic win in the 2003 Centenary Tour de France has confirmed that not only is he the greatest cyclist of his generation, but arguably the greatest cyclist to ever race the Tour. 'Every Second Count's captures the mindset of a man who has beaten incredible odds and who considers each day an opportunity for excellence - whether on his bike or off.
Lance shares with us his life philosophy - his thoughts on training, competing, winning and failure, recounts the work done for the foundation he created following his dramatic recovery and shares further inspirational tales of cancer survival. He also shares the story behind his separation from wife Kristin early in 2003 (happily they have since reunited) and what it feels like to join the elite "5 Tour" club.
Never shy of controversy, Lance also candidly discusses his prickly relationship with the French, and the ultimately disproved accusations of doping levelled at his Tour team. A fresh outlook on the spirit of survivors everywhere, 'Every Second Counts' is an extraordinary and awe-inspiring book by a man who strives every day to meet life's momentous challenges.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2003
- 153 x 234mm