Descent: My Epic Fall From Cycling Superstardom To Doping Dead End

December 5, 2017|
Descent: My Epic Fall From Cycling Superstardom To Doping Dead End by Thomas Dekker
$24.99
Paperback
Earn 125 plum® points
Ships free on orders over $35

In stock online

Available in stores

To see store inventory,
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

The Award-Winning, International Best-Seller

"I have success, money, women. I've been lionized by the public and the press. The world is at my feet. I've spread my wings and here I am, soaring above everything and everyone. But in reality, the descent has already begun."

At age 20, Thomas Dekker was already earning ?100,000 a year-as an amateur bike racer. The next year, he turned pro and his salary quadrupled then rose again to ?900,000 as he established his position as a super-domestique among Europe's wealthiest superteams. The sport marveled at Dekker's rise as the young racer set his ambitions on capturing cycling's biggest prizes for himself. Before long, though, Dekker found himself corrupted by money, dazzled by fame, and cracking under the relentless pressure to perform at a superhuman level.

In his tell-all book DESCENT: My Epic Fall from Cycling Superstardom to Doping Dead End, Dekker reveals a sordid way of life full of blood bags, drugs, prostitutes, and money. DESCENT tells the story of a yearslong bender that exposes the brutal truth of his life as a professional cyclist. And Dekker is not alone; he names those who fell with him and those who aided in his downfall. In DESCENT, we take an unflinching look at the European peloton as it roars through its modern boom years-the height of the EPO era-and what we see is shocking. You won't be able to turn away from this page-turning read about one man's rise, fall, and redemption and what his story reveals about professional sports.

Thomas Dekker is a Dutch former professional cyclist whose talent on the bike quickly took him to the top of the sport. He raced for The Netherlands in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, won two Dutch National Time Trial Championships, and captured victories in the 2006 Tirreno-Adriatico and the 2007 Tour of Romandie. He rode for...
Loading
Title:Descent: My Epic Fall From Cycling Superstardom To Doping Dead EndFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 inPublished:December 5, 2017Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1937715809

ISBN - 13:9781937715809

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: