Tyler Hamilton's 'The Secret Race' Wins Sports Book Of The Year Award
The Secret Race, the 287-page confessional by former cyclist TYLER HAMILTON and author DANIEL COYLE exposing doping, double-dealing and cover-ups at the court of LANCE ARMSTRONG, "has won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year for '12," according to Sean Ingle of the London GUARDIAN. Hamilton, one of Armstrong's lieutenants in three of his Tour de France victories, said he was "truly humbled" to win. He added, "This is really special. I'm really proud of writing this book but not what's in there. But it's the truth, and the truth needed to be told." One of the judges JOHN INVERDALE said the book had "fundamentally changed cycling." He added: "It's not a prerequisite of a book to change a sport, but this one did" (GUARDIAN, 11/26).