"The Secret Race" is the book that rocked the world of professional cycling—and exposed, at long last, the doping culture surrounding the sport and its most iconic rider, Lance Armstrong. Tyler Hamilton was once one of the world’s top-ranked cyclists—and a member of Lance Armstrong’s inner circle. Over the course of two years, New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle conducted more than two hundred hours of interviews with Hamilton and spoke with numerous teammates, rivals, and friends.
The result is an explosive page-turner that takes us deep inside a shadowy, fascinating, and surreal world of unscrupulous doctors, anything-goes team directors, and athletes so relentlessly driven to win that they would do almost anything to gain an edge. For the first time, Hamilton recounts his own battle with depression and tells the story of his complicated relationship with Lance Armstrong.
"The Secret Race" is a courageous, groundbreaking act of witness from a man who is as determined to reveal the hard truth about his sport as he once was to win the Tour de France.
“The Secret Race isn't just a game changer for the Lance Armstrong myth, it's the game ender." - Outside Magazine
“loaded with bombshells and revelations"
"an often harrowing story...the broadest, most accessbile look at cycling's drug problems to date."
-- The New York Times
" 'If I cheated, how did I get away with it?' That question, posed to SI by Lance Armstrong five years ago, has never been answered more definitively than it is in Tyler Hamilton's book..."
-- Sports Illustrated
-- The Daily Telegraph (London)
New York Times Best Seller and Winner of the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award