An intense and inspiring story of sporting triumph, from World, Commonwealth and National racing champion and Olympic silver medalist Lizzie Armitstead.
On the eve of the 2016 Olympic Games, the biggest moment of her life, Lizzie Armitstead’s career was thrown into turmoil. After being cleared to ride the Games at the final hour following a successful court appeal to overturn an alleged missed drugs test, the ensuing leak and backlash threatened to engulf her. Now, for the first time, she tells her story, and reveals how she went from World Champion and darling of Team GB road cycling, to one of the most scrutinised athletes in British sport – how it happened, why it happened and how Lizzie cleared her name and came out fighting.
In Steadfast Lizzie Armitstead takes the listener to the heart of the most demanding of endurance sports and the challenges faced by one of its most gifted competitors: from sexism and the fight for equality, to doping and the incredible sacrifices required to self-coach herself to world titles.
From the rolling hills of Yorkshire through to the treacherous climbs of the Vista Circuit in Rio de Janeiro – through setbacks, life lessons and ups and downs of a professional life in cycling – Steadfast is an intense and inspiring story of sporting triumph.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: The Imperfect Storm vii
1 Home 1
2 The Secret Society 27
3 Finding My Feet 47
4 Pull Your Head In 65
5 Magnums, Nachtwinkels and Peter Pan 83
6 End of the Track 103
7 2012 125
8 Equality and Power 145
9 Year of Doom 161
10 All Change 177
11 Me, Myself and My Coach 193
12 Catching Rainbows 211
13 All Roads Have Potholes 235
14 It isn't Always about the Finish Line 257