QUICKLET ON 60 MINUTES: LANCE ARMSTRONG, PART 2 (CLIFFSNOTES-LIKE SUMMARIES)
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ABOUT THE BOOK I've been aware of the various controversies surrounding Lance Armstrong for many years. Friends of mine, and various acquaintances, are cyclists. A couple of them were semi-pro in the eighties. They are all fiercely devoted to the sport. By that I mean they revere the process of cycling - the practice, the technical details, the adventure, the community spirit - and they honor those who take the sport to the next level, Eddy Merckx to site just one example. Watching Tyler Hamilton talk with 60 Minutes reporter Scott Pelley about Lance Armstrong and the issue of doping in professional cycling was difficult. Hamilton had the demeanor of a man with a broken heart. He was calm, direct, thoughtful - and resigned to the fact that whatever pleasure he took in cycling, whatever glory he enjoyed, was not only gone, it was never really there. MEET THE AUTHOR Scott Charles has over a decade?s worth of experience as a research analyst. Scott spent 11 years at a Fortune 500 company providing research and analytical services to marketing teams, product managers, R&D staff, and executives. His specialty is doing comprehensive deep dives to support ideation processes, identifying business opportunities, market analysis and business development. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Steve Pelley?s opening comment sets the tone for Part II of 60 Minutes interview with Tyler Hamilton. It raises the the essential question: how is it possible that all the riders who were part of Lance Armstrong?s team have admitted the use of illegal substances, have implicated Armstrong directly, and yet he is able to withstand the Grand Jury?s indictment? Pelley goes on to explain that Lance Armstrong?s defense has been that he never tested positive for an illegal substance. In Part II of 60 Minutes? interview with Tyler Hamiliton, he claims that Armstrong did indeed test positive for illegal drugs. Buy a copy to keep reading!