Friend/Coworker, Ben sent this over earlier this afternoon. Love it.
Posts Tagged ‘Lance Armstrong’
Even in his confession, he wasn’t truthful. As my wife just said, the guy gets what he deserves and every lawsuit to come.
So, my wife, myself and mother-in-law just watched the first part of the Oprah interview with retired cyclist Lance Armstrong. After reading affadavits and ohter documents for the past few months, and really years, I can’t say that it really did anything for me, affecting my opinion one way or the other.
I meant to post this over the weekend. I hadn’t really posted much on Keefer Madness about the whole Armstrong thing that came up a few weeks ago. I still would like to think the guy is innocent and is just fed up with having to defend the same claims over and over again. Seems like a witch hunt to me, but I don’t know. I just don’t know.
Phil Liggett, the voice of the Tour de France for oh-so-many years makes some pretty strong accusations. Seems a little far-fetched to me, but if it is true, we’re talking major witch hunt!
This is interesting piece that aired during the 1994 Tour de France, when American Lance Armstrong really wasn’t known in America.
It took a lot of interviewing of Texas’ locals before someone correctly identified the young cyclist as a young cyclist.
Look at how young Lance was BTW.
The Versus Tour de France commentary was sprinkled over and over with the fact that Sunday’s stage 8 — the first with any sizable climbing would not necessarily win the 2010 Tour for any rider, but it certainly could lose it for any given rider. I just would have never thought it was Lance Armstrong.
I didn’t get to see the entire stage yesterday, but it sounds like after being tangled up in three crashes on the first stage (and narrowly missing one just a few km into the beginning of the stage) in the Alps, Armstrong was a beaten man. In a way, it is sort of refreshing. Despite the fact that the guy possesses physical traits to make him the perfect candidate for a professional cycling career (which he’s shown 7 times over), such as lungs that are more efficient at higher altitudes and a body that processes lactic acid with ease, he’s still human. Like every other human being, age and life take its toll on the body, mind and soul.
While I, like so many else out there were really really pulling for the guy to have an epic battle with former teammate Alberto Contador, but looks like it’s time to focus on a much younger rider to do battle for the rest of the tour — Mr. Andy Schleck of Team Saxo Bank. Regardless, hope Armstrong is able to complete and enjoy the rest of the Tour, including a few stage wins.
I didn’t even think about the repercussions of Lance crashing out around the midway point of the 2010 Amegen Tour of California. No one was expecting him to complete the Tour of California victorious, but for him, it was a big training tool for the 2010 Tour de France — nothing trains you for the next race like the current. Bicycling.com points out that Lance missed out on a few big stages of climbing that would help him in his conditioning. If anyone can fasttrack the training (without the over-training), it’s super human Lance Armstrong. But, even Lance isn’t impervious to aging. We shall see in July how he fares.
After Tony Kornheiser’s whole tirade about running cyclists off the road deal last week, Lance Armstrong appeared on Kornheiser’s radio show late last week. It’s nice to have such a well-spoken cycling advocate in Lance Armstrong.
It’d be great to see another pro cycling stage race happening in the United States in 2011 as a and Lance Armstrong is the right guy to get some of these races to happen. For me personally, it be even better if races like this would help show promotors cycling has a growing domestic fan base and the something closer to home would pop back up (read: Tour of Georgia).
It looks like Lance is also on the fence for the 2010 Tour of California (at its later date for the first time) or the Giro d’Italia. I’d put my money on Armstrong going for the domestic race, especially with Radio Shack as his 2010 sponsor. Hmm, maybe I can convince Amanda for a 2010 California trip.
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