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Johny
06-26-2005, 11:39 PM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2005/jun05/jun27news

Lance Armstrong has suffered several small injuries in a crash during a training ride around Nice, France. News agency AP reported the six time-Tour de France winner to have a black eye, a cut over his right eyebrow and abrasions on his hands and knees, after the fall, which happened at low speed during the start of a training ride last week. Apparently, he lost control on his time-trial bike and sailed over the handlebars, his helmet splitting in two on impact.

Nevertheless, Armstrong is looking forward to the French Grand Tour. "I'm excited about the race," he said. "I feel very good on the bike. And I would even venture to say that I feel better than I've ever felt." The Texan also insisted that the motivation to win the event for a seventh consecutive year is even stronger than before.

"My kids weren't there last year and that was a real bummer for me," Armstrong said. "And they are going to be there this year. For them to come over here, come into my office basically, and see their father at work is important to me. And I would love for them to see me in a yellow jersey. That, right there, alone, is plenty of motivation."

Armstrong, who has a final training ride scheduled for Monday, June 27, will recon the Saint-Etienne time trial of the penultimate stage on Tuesday. Later in the week, he will also see the opening time-trial course. "I fully understand that when I go and do reconnaissance on a course, that is the last time I'll do that as a rider," Armstrong said. "I'm not going to lie and say that I start crying when I finish or anything because I've sort of been glad that I won't be doing that anymore. Athletes can't play at the highest level forever. So much of it is about timing and figuring just how long the body can continue to do what it does. This year felt like the right time to stop, and based on what I can tell, I'm ready to hopefully go out at or near the top."

P.S. Not sure whether he wore the helmet...

dirtdigger88
06-27-2005, 07:40 AM
wait. . . now there are 2 Lance Armstrongs? Man the competition is in trouble now

Jason

e-RICHIE
06-27-2005, 08:03 AM
it was his chimeric twin.

jerk
06-27-2005, 08:22 AM
it was his chimeric twin.


brutal.
yet perfect.

e-RICHIE
06-27-2005, 08:26 AM
jerk-issimo
i met the nerac twins yesterday...

William
06-27-2005, 08:28 AM
it was his chimeric twin.

But LOL. :D

William

toaster
06-27-2005, 08:30 AM
NEWS FLASH:

Lance Armstrong splits in two

In an amazing development, Lance Armstrong, winner of 6 Tours de France, amazingly has split into two seperate entities. At a recent news conference, the two Lance Armstrongs were similtaneously quoted as saying they would pursue bicycle racing for another several years and spend more time with the children and the lovely Sheryl Crow. Lance Armstrong(s) is truly special and now can properly divide time between racing and raising a family.

Tom
06-27-2005, 08:37 AM
Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

Very funny book.

toaster
06-27-2005, 08:57 AM
Look up Panda in the dictionary. A bearlike black and white mammal, eats, shoots, and leaves.


hahahahahahhahahahhah!

Kevin
06-27-2005, 06:17 PM
wait. . . now there are 2 Lance Armstrongs? Man the competition is in trouble now

Jason

Which one is the gelding?

Kevin

rnhood
06-27-2005, 07:06 PM
There is a picture of Lance on the CBS website from yesterday's interview. The bruised eye and swollen right jaw are clearly visible. One thing about Lance, he is no crybaby. I hope he makes it 7.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/06/24/60minutes/main704172.shtml?CMP=ILC-SearchStories

dirtdigger88
06-27-2005, 07:11 PM
Which one is the gelding?

Kevin

Remember the test from the Mel Brooks movie?

Jason

Ray
06-27-2005, 09:09 PM
There is a picture of Lance on the CBS website from yesterday's interview. The bruised eye and swollen right jaw are clearly visible. One thing about Lance, he is no crybaby. I hope he makes it 7.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/06/24/60minutes/main704172.shtml?CMP=ILC-SearchStories
I saw that piece on 60 minutes. It's the same one they've been running every year since 2000, when it was shot. The picture you're referring to was from after a crash in the Pyranees during training for the 2000 tour, not from his most recent crash.

-Ray

rnhood
06-27-2005, 09:21 PM
Why that CBS...why am I surprised?

Tmogul
06-27-2005, 10:13 PM
What would be truely sad is if Lance tests positive (Positive or False Positive) for the new homologous blood transfusion test they'll be running in this year's tour which according to Tyler is unsound and inaccurate. If this did happen I would think it would be to Tyler's advantage since we all know Lance would fight to the bitter end (again whether he would be truely guilty or not) and with his clout would have a better chance of winning the case and thereby opening the way for Tyler. Hmmmmm

BBB
06-27-2005, 10:53 PM
I think it would sad if anyone got caught using the test, seeing Hamilton's appeal, and hence the credibility of the test, is still up in the air. Last I can recall the appeal was meant to be being heard sometime towards the end of July.

So it would not really help Hamilton, aside from the continuing howls of indignation and bad puns over **** Pound's name.