Stage 16 Honor Among Thieves: Lance Armstrong and Iban Mayo in the 2003 Tour de France

Etape by Richard Moore tour de france stages 2003 Lance Armstrong, Iban Mayo Honor Among Thieves

Lance Armstrong is angry. “I mean, listen, look. Travis Tygart and his band of haters can say what they want. Those Tours happened. . . . It was an unfortunate time, most of us if not all of us played by the same set of rules. . . . I consider myself the winner of those seven Tours.”

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Stage 6: For Fabio, Lance Armstrong, 1995

Etape by Richard Moore - For Fabio - Lance Armstrong Tour de France stage1995

The memory is as vivid as the stain that could be seen darkening the road. It was a damp patch, a small puddle emanating from a stricken rider’s head, expanding on the asphalt as riders sprinted past, rubbernecking at 45 mph to catch a glimpse of the figure on the road. He was lying on his side, curled up in the fetal position.

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The Armstrong Era

Tour de France 100: A Photographic History of the Tour de France; TDF100

The gift: Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani climbing to the summit of Mont Ventoux in 2000.


Armstrong’s Downfall

Tour de France 100: A Photographic History of the Tour de France; TDF100

Perhaps the single most dramatic moment of the Lance Armstrong era.


Warning Shot

Inside the Box CrossFit ebook

How will the Lance Armstrong situation affect the sport of triathlon?


Up the Road

Samuel Abt

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Abt weaves together races and personalities spanning three decades of cycling, culminating with the retirement of Lance Armstrong following the 2005 Tour de France.

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The CTS Collection

Chris Carmichael

CTS The CTS Collection Training Tips for Cyclists and Triathletes Chris Carmichael

Lance Armstrong’s coach offers education, tips, perspective, and motivation about improving performance for both cyclists and triathletes.

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Introduction from Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports


Please enjoy the Introduction chapter from Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports by Mark Johnson.


Sex, drugs, and self-sabotage: A review of Thomas Dekker’s tell-all book

Thomas Dekker Descent CyclingTips offers this in-depth, English-language review of the original Dutch edition of Thomas Dekker's book DESCENT.

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A Good Machine, an Excerpt from Land of Second Chances

Land of Second Chances by Tim Lewis LSC

Please enjoy this excerpt from Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda’s Cycling Team by Tim Lewis.

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VeloPress Authors, Books, and the Olympics


33 active VeloPress authors have close connections to the Olympics.

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Olympic Doping Has a 50-Year History: Mark Johnson Interviewed by Seeker

Mark Johnson Seeker SOUP

Mark Johnson says that doping culture has persisted despite nearly 50 years of efforts to weed it out.


Red Kite Prayer Offers This 2-Part Interview of Author Mark Johnson


Argyle Armada author Mark Johnson has spent the last two years researching and writing a comprehensive look at doping, called “Spitting in the Soup,” published by VeloPress. Red Kite Prayer has been hearing about this book for a good year and has eagerly awaited its release.


What Are the Best Tour de France Stages?

Richard Moore Etape: 20 Great Stages from the Modern Tour de France book cover

Cycling journalist Richard Moore asks, "What are the most memorable Tour de France stages of all time?", and poses the 20 stages he thinks earn the mark. Includes excerpts from all 20 stages.


Moral Drift and the American Way, a Chapter from Spitting in the Soup


The amateur ethos that still informs the Olympic sports runs counter to the very nature of sport, which demands high performance. The increasing commercialization of sports intensifies this tension—and the insidious temptation of corruption. The spirit of sport is a recent WADA invention, not an inherent quality of sport—but it’s still worth the aspiration.


Dr. Ferrari Was Right, a Chapter from Spitting in the Soup

Spitting in the Soup by Mark Johnson

EPO deaths made for good news stories, even if there was no autopsy evidence that EPO was actually killing cyclists.


Stage 5: Beware of the Badger, Bernard Hinault, 1980

Etape by Richard Moore tour de france stages the Badger 1980 Bernard Hinault

“It’s bollocks, this race. You’re working like an animal, you don’t have time to piss, you wet your pants; you’re riding in mud like this, you’re slipping. It’s a piece of shit. . . .”

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Richard Moore

Etape by Richard Moore

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In Etape, award-winning sportswriter Richard Moore weaves together the greatest stages of the modern Tour de France.

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Tour de France 100

Richard Moore

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Tour de France 100 captures the drama, rivalries, and tragedy of 100 Tours.

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Michael Barry

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Michael Barry is a professional cyclist for Team Sky.

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Bob Roll

Bob Roll, aka "Bobke," is cycling's beloved gonzo character and Tour de France race announcer.

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Bob Mionske, JD

Bob Mionske is a two-time Olympian and cycling law attorney.

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Come and Gone

Joe Parkin

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Come and Gone is a rare, frank, and intimate sports memoir about bike racing in America in the 1980s and '90s.

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The Tour Is Won on the Alpe

Jean-Paul Vespini

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Cycling historian Jean-Paul Vespini tells the story of this celebrated climb and the mountain that so often acts as the ultimate arbiter for cycling's biggest prize.

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Blazing Saddles

Matt Rendell

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Blazing Saddles is a riotous tale of the inspiring and sometimes astonishing history of cycling's most famous race and its whimsical mishaps and astounding feats.

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Inside the Postal Bus

Michael Barry

IPB 72dpi_400x600_stroke Inside the Postal Bus

If you've ever wondered what life in the U.S. Postal team whirlwind is really like, Inside the Postal Bus is your ticket to ride.

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Marco Pantani

John Wilcockson

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Marco Pantani: The Legend of a Tragic Champion chronicles the highs and lows of Pantani’s life and cycling career.

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Bobke II

Bob Roll

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Bob Roll—former Tour de France racer, well-known scribe, and race announcer—is back to cause a ruckus!

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Stage 20, La Resurrection: Greg LeMond in the 1989 Tour de France

Etape by Richard Moore tour de france stages 1989 Greg LeMond La Resurrection

Greg LeMond awoke in Paris on Sunday, July 23, the final day of the 1989 Tour de France, and wondered what the next 12 hours held in store. The previous evening he had told his soigneur, Otto Jacome, that he thought he could do

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Stage 18, Playstation Cycling: Andy Schleck in the 2011 Tour de France

Etape by Richard Moore tour de france stages 2011 Andy Schleck playstation cycling

It was a stage destined for the history books. But that was the whole point. On the 100th anniversary of the Tour’s first expedition into the Alps, the 18th stage finished at the top of one of the most mythical of mountains, the Col du Galibier.

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Stage 17, Untold Stories: Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel, and David Millar in the 2010 Tour de France

Etape by Richard Moore Tour de France stages 2010 Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel, David Millar, Untold Stories

Climbing the Col du Tourmalet, Mark Cavendish slips out the back of the group. His loyal teammate, Bernhard Eisel, remains at his side and tries to encourage him. “Big effort, Cav, come on, stay with the group."

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Stage 2: The Bulldog, Wilfried Nelissen, 1994

Etape by Richard Moore tour de france stages 1994 The Bulldog Wilfried Nelissen

They are sprinting for the line in Armentières at 70 kph (43 mph): a heaving, jostling bunch, a slightly downhill finish, a right- hand bend with 400 m to go, another right-hander with 150 to go; then the road kicks slightly up. All heads go down.

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