Argyle Armada covers everything from the winter training camp on the cobbled lanes of medieval Girona, Spain to hard-earned stage victories in July's Tour de France and flesh-shredding crashes at the Tour of Spain in September. The fast-changing business of running a pro cycling team is discussed in depth so anyone with interests in the business world and cycling will really want to own this book. The author unveils the dramatic forces that Garmin-Cervelo must navigate as team founder Jonathan Vaughters tries to push forward his vision of a reformed sport. Along the way, countless difficult decisions must be made to keep the team competitive in the chase for ProTour points, money, respect, and fame.
The Author Mark Johnson has covered cycling as a writer and photographer for national and international publications since the 1980s. He is a cat 2 road cyclist and loads the Argyle Armada with over 200 full-color photos that all tell their own story.