In One way Ticket Jonathan Vaughters describes a journey from driven teenage prodigy, travelling to races in the back of his Dad’s station wagon, to an obsessive determination to make it bug in European racing – whatever the cost. He tells the story of his transformation from poacher to gamekeeper, detailing the painful decision to finally come clean about his own descent into doping. He persuaded others to do likewise, providing personally and collectively more than enough shocking testimony to explode the Armstrong myth.
Vaughters’ long and winding road mirrors that of cycling itself, as this compelling but troubled sport still struggles to restore its credibility. Along the way, he shares his unique experience to lift the lid on a world he has both loathed and loved, detailing the fights and fall-outs with cycling’s leading figures, including Lance Armstrong, Pat McQuaid, Johan Bruyneel, Bradley Wiggins and Dave Brailsford.