September 06, 2005

Lance Armstrong

Via Fark, fun stuff from Cycling News:

The seven-times Tour de France winner has also been contemplating a possible come-back at the French Grand Tour 2006 although the Texan retired from the sport just a few weeks ago. "I'm thinking about it," Armstrong told The American Statesman's Suzanne Halliburton. "I'm thinking it's the best way to piss (the French) off," he added, in response to French newspaper L'Equipe, which reported on August 23 that it had proof that Armstrong used the banned drug EPO in the Tour 1999, the first Tour the American won.

Armstrong, who denies the allegation firmly, said he entertained the idea for the past two weeks, since the publication of the paper initialising the controversy. When asked how serious he was about another Tour, Armstrong said, "I'm exercising every day." Armstrong is still in good shape and will participate in the Tour Of Hope from September 29 to October 8, 2005. He will also be part of the Discovery Channel's first team training camp for next season in early December in Austin, Texas.

An amazing athlete, without a doubt. We'll see.

Posted by Owlish at September 6, 2005 10:02 PM | TrackBack

Oh man, that would be awesome. And every day of the race, leave a urine sample on a copy of L'Equipe.

Posted by: Ted at September 7, 2005 10:44 AM
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