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Lanced: The Shaming of Lance Armstrong [Kindle Edition]

David Walsh , Paul Kimmage , John Follain , Alex Butler
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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David Walsh was one of the few journalists who dared to doubt the miracle of the cancer survivor who came back to win the toughest race in sport. As the years went by, the other reporters largely melted away, feeling that if they could not tell the truth about the race and its winner, they didn’t want to write anything about it at all.

In this book The Sunday Times presents David Walsh’s articles, and a number written by other colleagues on The Sunday Times. They show the tenacity with which the newspaper pursued Armstrong and the drug cheats. Of course, they are of their time, and should be taken as historical documents, recording the best of our knowledge on any particular date.

As a whole, they represent some of the finest investigative reporting in British journalism in recent times.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 591 KB
  • Print Length: 178 pages
  • Publisher: The Sunday Times; 1 edition (31 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009ZZW7WK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,032 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent collection of journalism 5 Nov. 2012
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This is a collection of articles from the Times almost entirely written by David Walsh chronicling the Tour de France from a little after the Festina scandal of 1998, through Lance Armstrong's domination.

Nothing new to see, yes?

Well, yes and no. Reading the articles back in the context of Armstrong's shaming following the USADA report and the stripping of his titles shows what a courageous work of journalism this is. As such, what you may have read before feels fresh.

Way back in 1999, Walsh was pointing out that Armstrong was going faster than the entire Festina team who had just been done for doping. Despite the bullying and the decision to ignore the story by much of the rest of the media, Walsh continues to investigate.

I'm sure a far more thorough book will be on the way at some point - but, for now, this is complete as you're likely to get. For the price, it's a terrific collection of journalism that reads even better now that most people will accept that Walsh was right. Credit too to the Times for allowing its journalists to pursue the story.

As a final note, the Times have done a good job in creating the ebook too, with each section well laid out and easy to find. This is something that isn't always true when newspapers try to create these things.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Been following this story for years 4 Nov. 2012
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This publication doesn't mark the culmination of David Walsh's fight since 1999 to expose the drug cheats in road cycling but it is a sign that hopefully we are entering the last lap. It will take change at the top of the UCI before Walsh is fully vindicated and no doubt a properly edited and rounded book will follow but in the meantime this collection of journalism, predominantly but not exclusively by Walsh, keeps the pot bubbling nicely and reminds us all of the depth of feeling and sheer never say die spirit these guys have brought to the proceedings. Of course this is by necessity a brief summary of what has been said and written before and this is reflected in the price so technically there is nothing new here but it is very useful to read back over what has been a consistent and provocative campaign. It is worthy of note that Walsh does not take all the credit for himself and especially in the early days gives due kudos to a number of French journalists who dared to speak out against the wishes of the press pack. Brilliant stuff!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Armstrong 21 Nov. 2012
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A brilliant compilation of articles written over the years steadfastly exposing Armstrong as the cheat he was whilst all those other journos around David Walsh denigrated and belittled him. I just wish Armstrong himself would hold his hands up acknowledge the truth. An excellent read to be recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great achievement but not a great read 29 Jan. 2013
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I greatly admire David Walsh's prolonged and principled campaign to raise the questions about Armstrong that needed raising, and have since been answered. However, as a collection of newspaper articles over a period of years, this does not make great reading, being by necessity both repetitive and only as deep as newsprint allows. I don't begrudge Walsh a few quid for the book, but I wouldn't recommend it until you've exhausted all of the other related works, starting with The Secret Race.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read 29 Dec. 2012
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I have no personal interest in cycling but was interested to understand what has been happening in cycling and specifically the deceit behind Lance Armstrong.I read this book in a day, I was hooked and although there is some repetition because the content (I think) is reproduced articles, this did not deter my enthusiasm. Thoroughly recommend
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lanced 24 July 2013
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A well collated series of articles. Nothing new, but well worth the 're-read. Because the articles appeared over several years, decades, there are elements of repetition.
This is a summary of a dedicated journalist's work in to the story of Lance Armstrong and is part of the hinge that the sport is turning itself around for the better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a shame 4 Dec. 2012
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For years David Walsh doubted Lance Armstrong and for years I doubted David Walsh. His evidence against Armstrong's denials was not enough for me. However my feelings have changed in light of more recent evidence and I apologise to you Mr Walsh, excellent journalism.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Filled in a lot of gaps for me 7 Feb. 2013
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I used to cycle a lot and follow the TDF avidly on tv in the late 80's. then I spent a lot of money and used up my holidays to go and watch it when it started in Ireland, I think in 1998. We watched it for tthree days then toured ireland for a few days with no tv. By the time I got home a week later, half the teams that we had put in so much money, time and effort to see, had been kicked out for drugs. about 5 years ago I read Armstrongs book 'its not about the bike' and thought he came across as very arrogant.
It destroyed any interest I had in the tour, so I missed all the years when Lance was winning, although I saw bits of interviews on the news where he was denying drug use during TDF press conferences.
Also I am not a regular reader of the Times so had missed David Walsh's pieces.
This little book is brilliant. i love the way its just a straight replication of each of David's relevant articles. I adore the way that most of them repeat a bit of the backstory again so that I'm not having to flip back trying to find out who the people are or where they came into the story. I have no idea how the points that David raises, like the performances of a supposedly clean Armstrong being better than the drugs-enhanced riders of previous years. How he basically 'swanned' up hills that had previous champions from years back, panting for their life and taking 10 minutes more than Lance to do it.
The signs were all there and I suspect everyone with a financial interest in the sport kept quiet because of the bullying narcissist at the middle of it all.
Well done David Walsh on having the tenacity to keep on with this all those years, shame he got shouted down by the Lance Lovers Brigade.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good reprise of one of the biggest sporting cons of our generation.
Published 1 month ago by danny mclaughlin
3.0 out of 5 stars Appreciate it was a collection of previously published newspaper...
Appreciate it was a collection of previously published newspaper articles but some sensible editing could have removed much of the endless repetition
Published 1 month ago by MR JN WEBB
5.0 out of 5 stars At any cost
If you were ever in any doubt about how Lance Armstrong fooled most people and bullied the others, then you should read this account. The will to win at any cost.
Published 1 month ago by Imagetruth
5.0 out of 5 stars A vile creep finally exposed!
A vile creep finally exposed, and not before time! As a cyclist I have always hated Armstrong, as for any half informed observer, it was clear what he was, a cheat! Yet. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Eric Holford
4.0 out of 5 stars A good account of the Armstrong story and how it was reported
I read this after reading the "Seven Deadly Sins" and whilst this was interesting it did not really give me any more of an insight. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Stuart Hall
4.0 out of 5 stars Walsh does not give up
Boy, has Walsh milked the 'Lance' market. Still a good book which shows Walsh's perseverance.
Published 11 months ago by Colin Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it
Published 13 months ago by Mrs W M Simper
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great series of articles about Armstrong and his downfall
Published 13 months ago by Mr D K Drummond
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable journey
the pursuit for the truth is not pretty, in much the same way that the truth itself hurts, but this account of relentless search of the truth is a worthy, if also saddening read
Published 14 months ago by Sie Barlow
4.0 out of 5 stars fallen idol
Enjoyable read though repeated itself in a lot of chapters, also makes you understand how Armstrong team made bullet proof against all the accusations. Read more
Published 15 months ago by buggyman
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