It's been quite a while since I was so wrapped up in a book that I wanted to stay in bed, turn on the reading light and spend hours at a time devouring every word of a well written story. Wow! Daniel Coyle you know how to write! And Tyler, you know how to spill the beans.
Like an undercover agent, Hamilton describes the tainted blood, sweat and tears surrounding his years in The Tour de France. The cast of characters include some of the biggest names in the cycling world including the Big Dog, Lance Armstrong. Hamilton guiltily admits doping in any way that would keep him boosted just enough to avoid suspicion come drug testing time. The lengths he would go to for EPO, testosterone and intravenous blood collection are shocking.
If you're a fan of cycling at all, this book is one I would HIGHLY recommend. And if you're not a cyclist, the story line will still hold your interest, and concludes with a moral that the truth will set you free.
Thank you Tyler for telling your story. The cat is out of the bag now. As for Lance, you were the best of the best -- especially when it came to doping. But you instilled a love of cycling in me, and I'll always be grateful for that.