It was a bit too much to hope for

Posted: July 20, 2009 by limabean03 in Uncategorized

It was a bit too much to hope for after three years away that the 37 year old Lance Armstrong would show up in the Alps and trounce everyone into the ground like he did seven years running winning every edition of the Tour de France from 1999-2005. And even though it was too much to hope for, I must confess I desperately wanted to see it! Unfortunately Lance lost 1 min 15 today and saw almost all the major contenders pass him. He did however, put in an absolutely stellar ride for a guy his age having been three years away from professional racing. Even though Lance lost, watching his younger teammate Alberto Contador go up the mountain (and into the yellow jersey!) was absolutely stunning. Contador will go down as one of the greatest ever for sure. Also the Schleck brothers did a fine job today. If you haven’t been watching the Tour make sure to tune in. The next few days will be very exciting.


  1. Greg Smith says:

    It’s not over yet… Armstrong can still win… (okay… assuming everyone else crashes in Paris and can’t cross the line)… :o)

  2. liturgical says:

    The Pope should have blessed, instead of merely “greeted,” the cyclists. Then Armstrong would have won.

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