The Race to Truth
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ‘SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR’
IN THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2014
‘This won’t come as a shock to anyone, but this woman is a much better person than I am or will ever be.’
A US sporting legend. The biggest doping scandal in history. And a woman who refused to be silenced.
Irish born Emma O’Reilly joined the US Postal team as a soigneur in 1997 working closely with Lance Armstrong. The pair formed a friendship while Armstrong beat the odds to go onto win the Tour de France. But as he secured a place as one of America’s biggest sporting legends Emma felt forced to turn a blind eye to life behind the scenes of pro-
Years later after Emma left the sport, her conscience struggled with the knowledge pro-
But instead of cleaning up the sport, Emma found herself labeled a whistleblower and dismissed as a liar. Faced with a £1million legal bill she stood to lose everything, just for telling the truth. Including a foreword from Lance Armstrong himself, this book is a must-
'Impartial, honest, brave... the definitive account of those years.'
Irish Examiner, Books of the Year
Irish Times, Books of the Year
'Of all the depictions of Armstrong over the years, this is the most empathetic, unrelenting in its depiction of the doping monster, yet ultimately it is also forgiving.'
'Balanced and inspiring... Emma O'Reilly writes with great courage and honesty.'
‘Among the best of the Armstrong books out there.’
William Fotheringham, The Guardian
‘The Race to Truth is the post USADA Armstrong book everyone should read.’
“The complete candor and guilelessness of Emma O'Reilly captivated this reader as I was taken on a fresh and insightful journey into the dark, sordid world of professional cycling. This is not just a tale about an imperfect man maligned by his own greed and hubris, but more so a condemning indictment of a once beautiful sport rotten to the core.”
“This well written book gives a behind the scenes look at what really happens in the competitive biking world. It was an eye-
Jeanne Schrock – Librarian
“Emma's straightforward, non-
Ceri Fowler -
“A great book, very informative and interesting. A real page turner. I couldn't put it down. Highly recommend.”
Penny Carr – Reviewer
“This was a fascinating book that I devoured in two sittings. A great behind the scenes story by someone who was there day-
Julie Doe -
“A welcome addition to the growing library of books showing the real Lance Armstrong. O'Reilly's perspective as one of the victims in this sorry tale is a welcome new perspective.”
Brendan Crowley -
“If you want to learn about the rise of a champion cyclist and his fall from grace then this is the book for you.”