Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong

Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong By Juliet Macur, Cycle of Lies The Fall of Lance Armstrong The definitive account of Lance Armstrong s spectacular rise and fall In June when Lance Armstrong fled his palatial home in Texas downsizing in the face of multimillion dollar lawsuits Juliet
  • Title: Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong
  • Author: Juliet Macur
  • ISBN: 9780062277220
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong By Juliet Macur, The definitive account of Lance Armstrong s spectacular rise and fall.In June 2013, when Lance Armstrong fled his palatial home in Texas, downsizing in the face of multimillion dollar lawsuits, Juliet Macur was there talking to his girlfriend and children and listening to Armstrong s version of the truth She was one of the few media members aside from Oprah Winfrey to beThe definitive account of Lance Armstrong s spectacular rise and fall.In June 2013, when Lance Armstrong fled his palatial home in Texas, downsizing in the face of multimillion dollar lawsuits, Juliet Macur was there talking to his girlfriend and children and listening to Armstrong s version of the truth She was one of the few media members aside from Oprah Winfrey to be granted extended one on one access to the most famous pariah in sports.At the center of Cycle of Lies is Armstrong himself, revealed through face to face interviews.But this unfolding narrative is given depth and breadth by the firsthand accounts of than one hundred witnesses, including family members whom Armstrong had long since turned his back on the adoptive father who gave him the Armstrong name, a grandmother, an aunt Perhaps most damning of all is the taped testimony of the late J.T Neal, the most influential of Armstrong s many father figures, recorded in the final years of Neal s life as he lost his battle with cancer just as Armstrong gained fame for surviving the disease.In the end, it was Armstrong s former friends, those who had once occupied the precious space of his inner circle, who betrayed him They were the ones who dealt Armstrong his fatal blow by breaking the code of silence that shielded the public from the grim truth about the sport of cycling and the grim truth about its golden boy, Armstrong.Threading together the vivid and disparate voices of those with intimate knowledge of the private and public Armstrong, Macur weaves a comprehensive and unforgettably rich tapestry of one man s astonishing rise to global fame and fortune and his devastating fall from grace.
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    1. A gripping and extensively researched documentation of one of sporting s greatest scandals Macur goes back to the very beginning and is merciless in her takedown of Lance Armstrong s exhaustively detailed narrative, one that positioned him not only as a winner but a hero and inspiration to cancer survivors the world over He lied, he cheated, he bullied and he ruined lives, and Macur wants everyone to know that There s a touch of the dancing on his grave about the book, which may sit uncomfortabl [...]


    2. This is a riveting account of Lance Armstrong s meteoric rise and even faster fall, exploring the intersection of physicality, ambition, and deception A must read for all sports fan.


    3. Cycle of Lies is an amazing account of just how far back the deception in the Armstrong myth goes childhood it would seem It s just one jaw dropper after another Big props to Macur for not letting go of this epic tale and for managing the divergent stories We d all still be clueless about Lance if not for journalists like her Thanks also go to a long line of embittered people betrayed over the years it s a tragicomedy in that sense I can t imagine where the screenwriters will begin, there s almo [...]


    4. I read this book from the perspective of a long time cycling fan I was generally ambivalent about Armstrong as a rider too boring , but I ve never been bothered by the doping It s always been part of the sport at the professional level and it always will be.From that perspective, this book is OK despite it s questionable premise that Armstrong was uniquely malevolent It opens weakly, with a section about Armstrong s childhood and mother that is spiteful and uninteresting The book continues to be [...]


    5. A little background on me I m a fan of bike racing and I ve been a fan at least 10 years before anyone had ever heard of Lance Armstrong, grew up watching Greg Lemond the 1989 time trials with Lemond and Fignon if there s a exciting 15 minutes of sports I don t know what it is I ve always known Lance was a bad guy, what he did to Lemond was reprehensible and the list only starts there, but a part of me has always looked up to him for what he overcame and what he did for people living and battli [...]


    6. When Lance Armstrong publicly admitted to doping, I thought, wow, this is big It wasn t until I read this book, that I realized what a first, class, self centered jerk Mr Armstrong was and still is If his so fans knew the real person, they would not be sadden, he wasn t and isn t the hero every thought he was I loved the book and would highly recommend it.


    7. First of all, bravo to Macur, not only for her excellent job of journalism here, but for having the balls to stand up to Armstrong s cocky insistence, You can write what you want, but your book is called Cycle of Lies That has to change Evidently, the fallen, self aggrandizing demigod is still juiced up on a cocktail of arrogance, bullying, moral relativism, and egotism I m fascinated than disgusted as long as I don t have a full stomach I m also fascinated by Pete Rose, Bernie Madoff, the Empe [...]


    8. There s not much that can be said in addition to what the public already knows about the lack of character and vicious, vengeful personality of Lance Armstrong.As to the book itself, Macur doesn t really provide any new insight into the fall from grace of Lance Armstrong that David Walsh didn t already cover in greater detail with his books From Lance to Landis and Seven Deadly Sins.The only new or unexplored topics I gathered from this book are a in depth look into his childhood and upbringin [...]


    9. The collective good will left for Lance Armstrong could fill a thimble How he arrived here from the heights of fame is the story of this book.With the aid of extensive research and interviews with many but not all of the major characters in his life, the author presents the story of a man whose desire to win overpowered repeatedly his aversion to risk Lance recognized the risk to his reputation and his health associated with taking PEDs, but he and his team expertly managed that What they ultima [...]


    10. Lance needs help He has some sort of social disorder Munchhausen s syndrome I cannot say enough negative things about him What I can say though, is unlike most of America, I considered him a jerk all along hiding behind his cancer survivor label Macur details, and pulls no punches of his bullying of his teammates, his bribes of officials, his threats to sponsors, and the greed of retailers who let it go on for so long because he was profitable.


    11. For those who have followed this story closely, there is not much new here, but if you d like a good overview this is a great place to start My only complaint is that there did not seem to be much of her hours of interviews with Armstrong himself.


    12. Cycle of Lies, by Juliet Macur, is one in an ever growing series of books concerning post confession Lance Armstrong, famous cyclist, cancer survivor, philan oh, you know all this Well, let s just get to the meaty stuff, then, shall we If the public keeps buying books belonging to this burgeoning one man sports fraud revelation industry, he keeps getting enough money to keep paying his very remarkably wealthy lawyers who have done well regardless of Lance s lost revenue, fled sponsors, and hemor [...]


    13. I listened to the audiobook and, wow This is a truly scathing portrait of Armstrong and all he did to cover his drug use during his career It would be hard for anyone to convince me that the author didn t take some measure of pride in being able to expose who Armstrong really was Despite that obvious slant, it never came across as withholding of any truth that might make the reader feel sympathetic toward him.My impressions were 1 What s the moral ethical foundation for government agencies banni [...]


    14. Wow, you will not believe nd dangerous sport of cycling This book covers the culture of professional cycling, from the 1960 s to the present Through the years, cyclists have gone to bizarre and dangerous extremes using every kind of drug imaginable and intricate doping schemes to get around mandatory testing to win.Lance Armstrong took for granted the cheating and doping as part of the sport and the path to victory.I always thought it highly unlikely for one person to win the Tour de France thre [...]


    15. Dit boek is geen wielerboek maar een goed voorbeeld van wat onderzoeksjournalistiek kan opleveren Het is een ontluisterende uiteenrafeling van de vele onwaarheden die Lance Armstrong ooit heeft verteld En schetst daarbij een mooi portret van deze man inclusief de op momenten hypocriete houding van grote sponsoren van sportevenementen Daarbij is ook op een nauwgezette wijze beschreven hoe lastig het is voor klokkenluiders om het gevecht aan te gaan met machtige organisaties die zowel veel geld be [...]


    16. Wow, this guy s arrogance and lack of accountability are impressive Macur is a great writer she really captures Armstrong s sociopathic personality and relentless need to win at all costs And he cooperated because he thought she would write a sympathetic book about him he really is a delusional narcissist I would give the book 4 stars, but the subject matter is so disgusting and weird that it left me depressed.


    17. Ohh man what a book shows conclusively how all those 7 Tour De France victories were a farce how lance was the ringbearer for the most sophisticated and systematic drug program orchestrated ever in cycling How he could lie to the world on its face about being clean while he was cheating , cheating being an understatement , the american public, the cycling enthusiasts and his loyal fans


    18. Cycle of Lies is a well reported chronicle of PED use in the fraternity of competitive cycling Lance Armstrong comes off as a narcissistic bully the strongest cyclist by far in a sport wracked by cheating and fraud Juliet Macur writes well, but the book s subject matter was distasteful The fictional Lance Armstrong was a superhero The real Lance Armstrong is a sad, altogether flawed man now suffering the consequences of a career based on lies.


    19. Holy Cow Lance Armstrong is crazy It s amazing that he thinks he didn t cheat just because everyone else was cheating But he s so intense on his campaigns against people he believed wronged him Ugh It s sad how many people believed in him and he just let them all down Well researched account of how it all went down.


    20. Wow I am truly amazed at the story of Lance Armstrong Juliet Macur certainly does her research and this is an interesting and fairly quick read through the life of Armstrong It is also an eye opening glimpse at least for me in the world of cycling and doping I enjoyed this bookbut it is also disappointing to read about someone I used to think so highly about.


    21. Mesmerizing read Very dirty sport from decades ago but Lance was the evil kingpin of heavy doping The Tour de France is not possible without doping it seems so maybe the format needs to change





    22. Wow it s not the fact that Armstrong used PEDs to fuel his rise to bicycling fame so much as how intricate the web that supported his efforts That web included teammates and support staff, other teams and their support staff, the UCI, maybe the IOC, and on and on It is also extremely clear that no matter what else Armstrong may be, at base, the man is a colossal self absorbed, childish, asshole No wonder people pursued him to the bloody end.It is equally true that he did a great deal of good vi [...]


    23. I d heard of Lance Armstrong though I m not into cycling I was aware of his success and his comeback from cancer, and also cognizant of the controversy surrounding not only Armstrong, but the entire sport via a vis performance enhancing drugs Th details of Armstrong the man and the athlete, his childhood and how he ploughed though people as though they only had value if they served his purposed the lies these were the revelations of Macur s book It was pretty shocking, almost unbelievable how mu [...]


    24. I won t lie, I read this book really quickly because it was compelling and interesting and really, um, maddening I watched a documentary about Lance first, on Netflix, and I felt hungry for info and so found this book It definitely reads like a piece of journalism than non fiction, if that makes sense The author REALLY demonizes Lance Armstrong, and yeah what he did was awful and maybe he wasn t the nicest person, but sometimes the hate felt a little unnecessary and over the top If you want a [...]


    25. My husband is an ex professional cyclist and I am friends with many of the folks in this unbelievable story It isn t that I didn t know, or am shocked about the doping It is the level of abuse, abusive, bullying and criminal lies I am also a cancer survivor and this all just left me feeling bad As much as I thought I knew the story, it is the degree to which the lies and cheating were still shocking to me I couldn t put it down I read and re read pages, to be sure I was reading it correctly.I wo [...]


    26. I watched a documentary about Lance Armstrong and was curious about him and what made him want to cheat to win bicycle races This book reveals a lot about Armstrong s motivation, which is astonishing what a jerk he seems in real life I wanted to know what kind of person on the brink of life and death with cancer ends up doping and lying about it to win This is a fascinating account of Armstrong s life and the lies that led him to win 7 Tour de France races It was interesting reading about how th [...]


    27. Wat een ontluisterend beeld krijg je in dit boek van Lance Armstrong Niet alleen van Lance Armstrong als wielrenner, maar ook van Lance Armstrong als mens We weten allemaal dat wielrennen geen heel erg dopingvrije sport was en waarschijnlijk is, maar Lance Armstrong wist het naar een geheel nieuw niveau te tillen Dit boek vertelt zorgvuldig gedocumenteerd het wieler leven van Lance Armstrong Hoe kon het dat juist hij de capo di tutti capi van het dopingwielrennen werd Aanrader voor wielerliefheb [...]


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