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AuthorVanessa O'Connell and Reed Albergotti
CountryUnited States
PublishedOctober 15, 2013 Gotham Books
Pages384 pp

Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever is a non-fiction book about American cycling and Lance Armstrong, as well as his teammates including Floyd Landis. The book was released in the U.S. and Canada by Gotham Books on October 15, 2013, in the UK by Headline Publishing. Wheelmen was co-authored by Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell, American journalists who work for The Wall Street Journal.[1] The Wall Street Journal ran a pre-release excerpt of the book October 8, 2013 with the headline "Lance Armstrong: Downfall of a Champion." [2]

In its review of Wheelmen, The Economist described it as a "level-headed view of the culture and business of cycling." [3]

For the week of November 3, 2013, Wheelmen reached 13th on the New York Times ebook nonfiction bestseller list,[citation needed] and 18th on the combined print and ebook bestseller list.[citation needed] It reached #4 on the WSJ Business Book Bestseller list,[citation needed] and was one of Amazon.com's 2013 Best Books in the Sports & Outdoors category.[citation needed] It also reached #1 in the Business Ethics category on Amazon.com.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell, Wheelmen, 2013, Gotham, ISBN 978-1592408481
  2. ^ Vanessa O'Connell, Reed Albergotti (October 8, 2013). "Lance Armstrong: The Downfall of a Champion". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "What a Shame". The Economist. November 16, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013.

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