One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels

One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels

The new memoir tracing story of cycling since the 1980s, through the eyes of Jonathan Vaughters, founder of team Education First and one of the sport's most towering figures.

Jonathan Vaughters' story is the story of modern cycling. From his early years as a keen cyclist in his hometown in Colorado to his unflinching rite of passage as a professional rider with US Postal to his elevation as one of cycling's most resilient, ethical and intelligent team bosses, the highs and lows of his career have mirrored those of the sport itself. Vaughters has had a front-row seat for most of the major events in cycling over the past three decades. He was both a former teammate of Lance and a leading witness against him. And he went on to renounce doping and start the first pro cycling team to dedicate itself to clean riding, which has grown into one of the most successful teams competing today and started a movement that has swept across the sport.

This is also not simply a story of races won and lost: Vaughters shows readers how he navigated the complex, international business of building Slipstream into a world-class cycling team. Over the past decade, he has led the sport out of the scandal-plagued Armstrong era. By presenting the world with a team made of talented racers built around a rigorous approach to clean racing, he set a new standard within cycling that has since spread across the peloton. Written from the unique perspective of both a racer and a team manager, One-Way Ticket gives the complete story of what it takes to build a winning team and repair the reputation of a sport.

Title:One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels
ISBN:9780143134145
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    One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels Reviews

  • Adrian

    An interesting insight into the world of cycling So where do I start with this book, I have been a follower of professional cycling for well over half my life, a cyclist for 50 years and an admirer of...

  • Dave Sloan

    I've read a lot of cycling books and this is one of my favorites. JV is very candid about his own insecurities, doping in the pelaton, and the many flaws of cycling as a sport. He also nails why we lo...

  • Nick Penzenstadler

    Amazing how much Lance looms over all of JV’s career— to this day. This dovetails nicely into stories from Tom Danielson, Phil Gaimon and Lance himself. The funding model for pro cycling is clearl...

  • Ken

    As my huge fan base of followers know, I’m very stingy with a five star reviews. So, what’s going on here? First off, this rating is only relevant if you are a fan of pro cycling and all its ups a...

  • Stuart Berman

    I have invested every July of the last 20 years in watching every minute of the Tour de France. Jonathan Vaughters pulls aside the curtain of some of the mysteries of this addicting sport. His book is...

  • Jesse

    Honest and illuminating account by an interesting manI really enjoyed reading this seemingly candid account of JVs life. It was at its best in dealing with the lance Armstrong relationship and was ver...

  • B Malmq

    JV was a professional rider and definitely not a professional writer. The language is simple with low word diversity and poor grammar at times. I found the style of writing distracting and sometimes d...

  • Thane Walton

    I love cycling, and I love books. So for the first time, I combined the two by reading this book... okay... not reading, but listening. I always love when an author reads his own stories because he kn...

  • Diana

    ONE WAY TICKET: NINE LIVES ON TWO WHEELS by Jonathan Vaughters with Jeremy Whittle.Jonathan Vaughters is a former professional cyclist and current owner/manager of EF Education First professional cycl...

  • Christopher Hawkes

    Let me start off by saying i really enjoyed this book. It gives the reader a good insight into some moments and aspects of JV's life.The inital section that covers how he gets into riding, and then hi...