Shadows On The Road

In 2012, veteran cyclist Michael Barry announced his retirement from the sport after a celebrated fourteen year career. Weeks later he testified against his former team mate Lance Armstrong, as part of the USADA investigation.

In a stunning piece of writing, Barry explores the dreams and passion of a young, idealistic cycling fan from Toronto – what it was then like to ride as a teammate alongside such giants of the sport as Lance Armstrong, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, and how those dreams were tainted early on in his career by a sport in crisis.