posted on May, 20 2004 @ 02:51 PM
Lance Armstrong is preparing to
defend his Tour de France title and go for his sixth straight Tour crown. Taking it easy, he finished 31 seconds behind the leader in the 2nd stage of
the Languedoc-Roussillon cycling race, a warmup event leading to the Tour de France. The third stage will be a 100 mile ride. This will be the last
year that the U.S. Postal service will be sponsoring the cycling team. The Tour de France and Armstrong's quest for that yellow jersey begins July
NARBONNE, France - Lance Armstrong was 42nd Thursday in the second stage of the Languedoc-Roussillon cycling race, a warmup event leading to his
bid for a sixth straight Tour de France crown.
The Texan finished in a pack of riders with the same time as Norway's Thor Hushovd, who won a stage for second straight day. Armstrong is 48th overall
among 105 cyclists in the five-day race. The Tour de France begins July 3.
"For Lance, it's all going well," said Johan Bruyneel, sporting director for Armstrong's U.S. Postal team.
Armstrong has overcome just about everything. Cancer, doping allegations, the other riders, and the course.
I hope he does it. Just something else for the world to hate the US for.
[Edited on 5/20/2004 by crayon]