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Jan Ullrich: The Best There Never Was

Daniel Friebe

ISBN: 9781509801589
Published 22/06/2023
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In 1997, Jan Ullrich announced himself to the world by obliterating his rivals at the Tour de France and becoming Germany's first ever winner. Everyone agreed: Jan Ullrich would dominate the future of cycling.

But he never quite managed it. This is a gripping account of how unbearable expectation, mental and physical fragility, the effects of a complicated childhood, a morally corrupt sport and one individual - Lance Armstrong - can conspire to reroute destiny. Acclaimed journalist Daniel Friebe takes us from the legacy of East Germany's drugs programme to the pinnacle of pro cycling and asks: what price are you willing to pay for immortality?