From winter training camp on the cobbled lanes of medieval
Girona, Spain, to hard-earned stage victories in July''s Tour de
France, to flesh-shredding crashes at the Tour of Spain in
September,Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling
Lifedelivers an unprecedented look at America''s most
celebrated cycling team. Embedded with Garmin-Cervélo for its
entire 2011 season, writer-photographer Mark Johnson brilliantly
chronicles the team''s most intimate personal dramas and its public
More than a book about racing,Argyle Armadais a
portrait of life as a member of a pro cycling team during a time of
painful transition for the sport. Johnson unveils the dramatic
forces that Garmin-Cervélo must navigate as team founder Jonathan
Vaughters tries to push forward his vision of a reformed sport.
Along the way, countless difficult decisions must be made to keep
the team competitive in the chase for ProTour points, money,
respect, and fame.
With all-access insight and spectacular color images,Argyle
Armadaoffers an unprecedented look inside a team battling for
the future of professional cycling.