Argyle Armada : Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life, by Johnson, Mark
- ISBN: 9781934030813 | 1934030813
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 3/1/2012
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When Lance Armstrong's teammate Jonathan Vaughters retired from pro cycling in 2002, he wasn't done with the sport. Vaughters assembled a new team with the audacious goal of taking it from the lowly U.S. racing circuit to the Tour de France. By 2008, the team had succeeded placing a rider fourth in the Tour. Fast forward to today, and Team Garmin-Cervélo is a legitimate contender to win the 2011 Tour de France outright. The Argyle Armada, as the American team is known for the pattern on its distinctive jerseys, is now one of the most respected teams in cycling-in no small part because it was the first to openly challenge cycling to clean up its doping act. Argyle Armadawill follow Team Garmin-Cervélo throughout the 2011 cycling season, from winter training camps in the snowy mountains surrounding Girona, Spain, to the cruelly wet cobbled springtime classics of Belgium, to the sun-drenched glories of the French Alps at the Tour de France. Argyle Armadawill provide an insider's perspective on the business, personal, and racing dramas that fill the life of a top-ranked pro cycling team. Along with a written narrative, the book will be richly illustrated with photographs by the author, a writer and photographer for the team since 2006.