We Might as Well Win: On the Road to Success with the MasterMind Behind Eight Tour de Francevictories
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We Might as Well Win: On the Road to Success with the MasterMind Behind Eight Tour de Francevictories

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Johan Bruyneel knows what it takes to win. In 1998, this calculating Belgian and former professional cyclist looked Lance Armstrong in the eye and said, "Look, if we're going to ride the Tour, we might as well win." In that powerful phrase a dynasty was born."We Might AsWellWin "takes readers behind the scenes and inside the team car, as Bruyneel reveals the planning, trai...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published June 3rd 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) (first published June 4th 2008)
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An interesting insight into competitive cycling for non-professionals and what it takes to win the Tour de France.

Very saddened that the controversy alluded to in the book concerning Lance Armstrong finally moved from denial to confirmation. Sadly, the rewards for pushing an illegal advantage offer massive temptation to sportsmen and women across all sporting disciplines at elite levels.
This is a fast-moving account of a career as the winningest team director in cycling history. Bruyneel tells fascinating stories about working with Lance Armstrong, about famous moments in the sport, and about what life as a team director is like. The greatest contents of this book, however, are the pieces of advice on how to win - in life and in sport. A cycling fan will enjoy this book more than the average reader, but anyone with a competitive bent will relate to Bruyneel's story.
Ee Jian Koh
Johan was the team director from 1999 to 2007 for U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team, which later became the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. In that role, he won 8 TDF victories (in 9 years’ time), making him the team director who has won the most TDF in history. With Johan as team director, Lance Armstrong seized a record 7 straight TDF titles from 1999 to 2005. This book takes readers behind the scenes of Bruyneel’s journey.

Fascinating read!
Bill Strickland ghost wrote this book and he's an eloquent spokesperson for bicycling. Bruynell's insights into biking strategy also make for good reading.
Nice read. Story revolves around Lance and John and the seven victories. Some very interesting stories within the story.
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