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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 (first published June 4th 2008)
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Julia
Apr 04, 2015 Julia rated it really liked it
This is a fascinating behind the scenes look at what it takes to coach a winning Tour de France team. You can't argue with the author's credentials: Johan Bruyneel was a professional cyclist who competed in the Tour de France himself before becoming the team director behind Lance Armstrong's seven wins and subsequently for Alberto Contadour in 2007.

In this book Bruyneel describes the strategies behind a winning team (and he makes it clear that it's very much a team effort to win the Tour de Fran
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Mark
Apr 12, 2014 Mark rated it really liked it
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.
Jessica
May 21, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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.
Judy
Dec 27, 2010 Judy rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
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.
Papa
Aug 23, 2011 Papa rated it really liked it
Nice read. Story revolves around Lance and John and the seven victories. Some very interesting stories within the story.
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