Jean Marie sucks up to Lance

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  1. bobke

    bobke New Member

    Oct 3, 2004
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    Kiss and make up time:

    * A rather momentous start to the Individual Time Trial as once again 7-time TdF winner Lance Armstrong was in the house (OK, on the bus). He came to not only support the boys as they got ready to race, but then had a significant meeting with the Tour de France organizers. Lance, his agent Bill Stapleton, Discovery Channel Sports Manager Johan Bruyneel, and Tour de Frace Directors Jean Marie Blanc and Christian Prudhomme had a heart-to-heart discussion aboard the team bus. "The meeting went well," said Bill Stapleton. "Everyone left with a feeling of mutual respect. Lance loves the Tour and I think everyone agrees he is good for the Tour, too. And Lance believes the Tour has been and is good for him, too."