2014-06-03 15:43 三立在线
Is it better to adapt yourself to new circumstances, or is it better to just remain unchanged?(同学回忆版本)
4 细节补充 (此处资料取自笔者2010年上半年SAT作文回顾的文章)
He was stubborn. He didn’t understand the strategy of holding a little energy in reserve.
First race: 1990 Amateur World Championship in Japan。 The race, held on a very hot day, was 115 miles long with a difficult uphill section。 Chris wanted Lance to draft--- to stay behind other riders and save some energy for the end of the race。 But Lance didn’t listen to his coach。 He was overconfident and quickly pedaled to a big lead。 The lead grew to almost 90 seconds, but Lance was exhausting himself。 He got tired and slowed down。 His lead fell to a minute, than to 30 seconds。 Soon the peloton had caught him。 Lance couldn’t mount a charge at the end。 He could only slide back into the draft and finish eleventh。
Impatience was not Lance’s only problem during races. His aggressive style also got him into trouble. He didn’t give his opponents any respect. He would shout at them and insult them during races. He wouldn’t work with his own teammates. He would show them up(使难堪)， just to prove that he was better. In response other riders sometimes got in his way on purpose and tried to slow him down. They refused to draft with him. By being selfish, Lance was isolating him.
At the age 25, the doctor Reeves said that he suffered testicular cancer。 The cancer had spread from his testicle to his lungs。
Surgery to remove his testicle, three hours, success. Next three months, he need a powerful chemotherapy,, a kind of cancer treatment that can be very hard on the patient.
Lance talked to his doctors about his treatment and hoped that they could use drugs that wouldn’t’t destroy his muscles or hurt his chance of returning to cycling someday.
Finally, the whole therapy was over. The early tests were promising. After deep thought, he decided to start training again. He wanted to return for the 1998 season.
More than that, he became the championship in Tour-de-France for the next seven years.