Please join us in welcoming Daniel de Vise, author of The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France, for a reading and sigining!
The Comeback chronicles the life of one of America’s greatest athletes, Greg LeMond - the first American to win the Tour de France, the world’s pre-eminent bicycle race. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident, his career as a bicycle racer seemingly over. And yet, barely two years after this crisis, LeMond mounted a comeback. With the kind of narrative drive that propels books like Moneyball, and a fierce attention to detail, Daniel de Visé reveals the dramatic, ultra-competitive inner world of a sport rarely glimpsed up close, and builds a compelling case for LeMond as its great American hero.
This event is co-sponsored by the Riverside Bicycle Club.
Daniel de Vise is an author and journalist, and has worked at The Washington Post, the Miami Herald, and three other newspapers. He shared a 2001 Pulitzer Prize and garnered more than two dozen other national and regional journalism awards. He is also the author of I Forgot to Remember and Andy & Don. The Comeback drew inspiration from a childhood immersed in Chicago's bicycle-racing subculture. de Vise is married to Sophie Yarborough, a senior editor at The Washington Post. They and their children live in Maryland. Visit his website here.