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In 2012, veteran cyclist Michael Barry anunced his retirement from the sport after fourteen years. Weeks later he testified against his former teammate Lance Armstrong, as part of the USADA investigation. In Shadows on the Road, Barry recounts what it was like to ride for US Postal and Team Sky alongside Lance Armstrong, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, and how his early idealistic dreams and passions were compromised by a sport in crisis. Offering a dramatic insight into the life and mind of a professional sportsman - the pressures, sacrifices, fears, crashes, injuries and neuroses - Shadows on the Road is a must-read for all cycling and sports fans alike.
Michael Barry had a fourteen year career as professional cyclist, riding for several of the top professional teams, including American Postal and, most recently, Team Sky. A three time Olympian, he performed in all of the premiere races and finished all of the Grand Tours including the Tour de France. He has written for numerous publications including the New York Times, The Times of London, and the Toronto Star, written two books, Inside the Postal Bus and Le Metier, and co-authored a third, Fitness Cycling.