On October 2, 1996, Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer that had metastasized, spreading to his lungs and brain. His doctors told him that he had less than a 40 percent chance of survival. After his recovery, one of his doctors told him that his actual odds of survival had been considerably smaller (one even went as far as to say three percent), and that he had been given the estimate primarily to give him hope.
“It’s Not About the Bike. My Journey Back to Life” describes Armstrong’s life before, during and directly after his fight against cancer. It’s an impressive story about one of the greatest sportsmen of his time who not only beat this terrible disease, but afterwards managed to win the toughest and most competitive bicycle roadrace in the world. The tour de France. When the book was already in the stores, he managed to win it 6 more times in a row.
If this book doesn’t get in to you, no book will. It’s obligated stuff for any sports enthusiastic. Not because of the style, but because of the content I give it a 9.