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One-way ticket : nine lives on two wheels
One-way ticket : nine lives on two wheels
Publication Information:
[New York] : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.
Physical Description:
339 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
First published in Great Britain by Quercus, an imprint of Hachette, 2019.
Part 1: 1986 -- Dead last -- Breakaway at Buckeye -- The orange Volvo Station Wagon -Moab -- Part 2: 1989 -- The golden generation -- The grand adventure -- Ventrically challenged-Reality Bites -- Part 3: -- The end of innocence -- Bury my bike in Burgos -- 'Viva la Quimica!'-Goodfellas -- Part 4: 1997 -- Hello, Edgar -- Going postal -- The puppet show-Passage du Gois -- Part 5: 2001 -- Addicted-The Sting -- Into the dark -- Doug and the deal-Election Day -- Part 6: 2009 -- The battle for Brad -- Do the right thing-Game Over -- Part 7: 2010 -- Mergers and acquisitions -Roubaix -- Hanging on-Educating JV -- Break-up.
"Jonathan Vaughters' story is the story of modern cycling. From his early years as a keen cyclist in his hometown in Colorado to his unflinching rite of passage as a professional rider with US Postal to his elevation as one of cycling's most resilient, ethical and intelligent team bosses, the highs and lows of his career have mirrored those of the sport itself. Vaughters has had a front-row seat for most of the major events in cycling over the past three decades. He was both a former teammate of Lance and a leading witness against him. And he went on to renounce doping and start the first pro cycling team to dedicate itself to clean riding, which has grown into one of the most successful teams competing today and started a movement that has swept across the sport. This is also not simply a story of races won and lost: Vaughters shows readers how he navigated the complex, international business of building Slipstream into a world-class cycling team. Over the past decade, he has led the sport out of the scandal-plagued Armstrong era. By presenting the world with a team made of talented racers built around a rigorous approach to clean racing, he set a new standard within cycling that has since spread across the peloton. Written from the unique perspective of both a racer and a team manager, One-Way Ticket gives the complete story of what it takes to build a winning team and repair the reputation of a sport"-- Provided by publisher.
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