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Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong e-book

by David Walsh

David Walsh is chief sportswriter with The Sunday Times.

David Walsh is chief sportswriter with The Sunday Times. A four-time Irish Sportswriter of the Year and four-time UK Sportswriter of the Year, he was also named the 2012 British Journalist of the year. Confidential: The Secrets of Lance Armstrong and author of From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France, he is married with seven children and lives in Suffolk, England. That thought doesn’t bother me any more because at the 1999 Tour, when the story of Lance Armstrong first announced itself, my enthusiasm for professional cycling was at a very low ebb.

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Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong is a sports book written by Sunday Times journalist David Walsh, which released on December 13, 2012. In the book, Walsh writes about his 13-year fight to bring out the truth behind American cyclist Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France wins, . that Armstrong had used banned substances. Walsh was vindicated when Armstrong was stripped of all seven of his Tour titles and banned from sport for life on October 22, 2012

David Walsh ybody who winds up working with Pierre feels like Garfunkel to his Simon. I liked the guy from the start: his sense of humour, his take on what journalism was about. We met during the 1993 Tour de France when he was working for L’Équipe and hit it off from the start. He’s serious about work, quick to serve up the scoop du jour, but less serious about life. He’s good fun over lunch,.

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The seven deadly sins is a classification of vices used in Christian teachings. David Walsh On His Pursuit Of Lance Armstrong". It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life is a 2000 autobiographical book by American cyclist Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. The Lance Armstrong doping case was a doping investigation that led to American former professional road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and his eventual admission to using g drugs. The Armstrong Lie is a 2013 American documentary film directed by Alex Gibney about the cyclist Lance Armstrong.

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Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong. As Walsh delved ever deeper into the shadow world of g drugs in professional athletics, he accumulated a mounting pile of evidence that led a furious Armstrong to take legal action against him. But he could not make Walsh-or the story-go away, and in the autumn of 2012, Walsh was vindicated when the cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

David Walsh, the multi-award-winning journalist responsible for exposing champion cyclist Lance Armstrong as a.It is based on his book, Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong, which was published last year.

David Walsh, the multi-award-winning journalist responsible for exposing champion cyclist Lance Armstrong as a drug-taker, is bubbling with excitement.

David Walsh lived and breathed the Lance Armstrong story for years--years when he reported (into a headwind!) facts that few wanted to know. He was abandoned by his fellow writers, ignored by most cycling fans and vilified by LA and his entourage of fanboys and lawyers. In reading this book, I got the sense that the story gushed out of David Walsh's tortured soul onto the page. So, I think he can be forgiven for writing this book in a rush immediately after the USADA report was released, even though I agree with other reviewers that the writing is sloppy in places.

This is an absolutely fascinating story yet troubling on many levels. It is not that hard to understand the cheating itself: in a culture where cheating is rampant, the watchdogs are looking the other way (even helping out), and there's a culture of omerta, it's almost hard to see how anyone could resist the temptation. What makes this story so deeply distressing is the combination of arrogance and viciousness (Lance), conspiracy (Weisel et al, UCI), gullibility (fans) and sycophancy (media) that allowed it not only to happen but to go on for well over a decade before the bizarre web of lies and cruelty finally blew up. Ultimately this story isn't about a guy who cheated to win a few races, it's about some very dark aspects of human nature: the desire to "win" at all costs, the corrupting power of money and influence, the strange need to turn flawed humans into heroes, and the fear of telling the truth when the truth is unpopular.
Before I get to the reasons why you should read this book, let me say I agree with a previous reviewer that this book could have done with more judicious editing. At times it becomes breathless and confusing. It reads as tho' some of it was written too hastily or to a newspaper deadline. Perhaps Walsh is by now too close to his material, tho' I find it easy to forgive him for his occasional repetitions and confusions 'cos I have only admiration for his ethical clarity, persistence, and courage. There's an immediacy and indignation in this book that I find compelling. Before reading this, I was more than convinced that Armstrong was a doper. But, to my shame, I hadn't thought through the implications of that. I had no idea of the harm he has done to cycling specifically, sport in general, and to many people--not only those who are upright and innocent, but fellow doping cyclists. Walsh has convinced me not only of Armstrong's doping, but of the individual and collective costs of doping. I am astonished at the brazenness of Armstrong and those around him, the apparent obsequiousness and cowardice of pro-cycling's governing body, and what can only be described as the appallingly craven attitude of the majority of the press. And Walsh's bromides at the UK libel laws are well aimed. I once viewed Armstrong as merely the most successful in a long list of cycling cheaters who competed with a nod and a wink on a more-or-less level playing field. I now have an idea of the dangers and costs of doping. Walsh left me with a vision of Armstrong as a sociopathic, bullying, criminal whose continuing denials can only mask a desperately sad person. This is a fascinating portrayal of an extremely sordid world.
I am not really into cycling...& the best part of this book is that you don't have to be. You could have landed on earth yesterday, not knowing much about anything, and still find this book absolutely fascinating.

Its a slow started for sure, but that's a good thing. It explores the entire world of cycling, goes into incredible detail of every moment that has shaped the author from a wide-eyed sycophant to a man on a mission, a mission to find and reveal the truth. The entire issue is really humanized in a way I cannot begin to describe. What motivates professionals to get into doping in the first place? What drove this author in his quest. Aside from the rich detail on how it all unfolded, you can actually feel the effort the author put into this and how much it meant to him and those who were with him in his search for the truth.
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A discursive but nonetheless gripping account of David Walsh's dogged pursuit of doping in cycling - leading eventually to the discovery of Lance Armstrong's systematic cheating. Armstrong could have been a tragic hero - but instead he is revealed here as a deeply cynical, aggressive, unforgiving hypocrite and cheat, out to destroy anyone who raises a question or merely declines to cheat along with him. The movie The Programme was a masterly but concise telling of the tale. Thi is the full proof. Extraordinary and brave.
This is a must read for anyone who is a cyclist enthusiast. It tells very succinctly how L.A. was cheating before he thought about winning his succession of Tour de France rides. This book also lays bare L.A.'s manipulation of riders, people, and journalists. A bad man to be sure in this regard. However much manipulation of journalists he accomplished short-term, and thank goodness, he didn't scare away David Walsh. David was the bulldog who got a bite and never let go of the facts and of L.A.'s lies. Good job David! I hope the Sunday Times gets their money back plus laigneappe.
David Walsh is Lance's equal when it comes to grit, perseverance and dogged determination. In this book he reflectively looks back not only at the Armstrong era, but also acknowledges that his own heroes also doped. Is it not interesting that throughout this Postal doping affair that we never heard one word from former greats like - Merkx, Hinault, and Kelly. He makes the argement that cycling is now a better sport, but let's not kid ourselves the omerta is still alive as long former cheats still operate in the industry.
Great chronology of the LA fiasco. Saw David Walsh on a BBC news conference and had to get this book. While he should get great props for being the canary in the coal mine when most journalists were blindly adulatory, he does overdo it a bit. All in all, a very capable overview of this tragic story, especially for the riders, support people, and families who were the object of Armstrong's lies and calumnies. Plenty of blame to go around in the cycling community. A quick read, especially on Kindle.

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