On Wednesday, a tell-all memoir — The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs, written by Armstrong's former teammate Tyler Hamilton and author Daniel Coyle — will be released.
The New York Daily News snagged an advance copy of the book and described it as
. . . cycling's answer to Jose Canseco's 2005 baseball steroid memoir, "Juiced" — only with the machismo replaced by sadness and pain. The doping methods are far more gruesome, involving furtive storage and transport of blood bags."
Armstrong's relationship with Sheryl Crow was revealed in detail in Coyle's 2005 book, Lance Armstrong's War. In the newer tome, a footnote claims that Crow "was subpoenaed weeks before the grand jury probe's closure."
TMZ called Armstrong's former fiancée the "smoking gun" in the federal doping case against the cyclist.
Crow and Armstrong were together from 2003 until early 2006, a time that spanned the last two of his Tour de France victories. The musician traveled with Armstrong extensively during that period, and stayed with him in the Spanish apartment that allegedly served as the distribution point for performance-enhancing drugs.