Four time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is returning to Europe on his own this weekend,
without his wife of over four years Kristin, and their three young children. As Armstrong heads back
to Europe in search of a fifth consecutive TdF victory, his wife and children will remain in Austin,
Texas. The couple issued a statement to their local newspaper, the Austin American-Statesman, saying
they had been experiencing "difficulty" in their marriage. "We may experience a period of time apart
from each other as we reflect on our relationship". The full text of the Armstrongs' statement to
the newspaper: "Like many couples, we have recently experienced difficulty in our marriage. We are
working through these sensitive issues in the same way we have met other challenges in our life:
together with determination and dedication. "We may experience a period of time apart from each
other as we reflect on our relationship and work to preserve and protect the interests of our family
and children. We are like any other couple, except that we live in the spotlight of constant media
attention, which makes working through his situation even more difficult. So, we particularly
respect and appreciate any and all considerations for our privacy as we work through this difficult
period in the months ahead.
>On 2/22/03 4:42 AM, in article [email protected], "Mike Pomrink"
><[email protected]> wrote:
>> Just heard it on the Today show (NBC). They seperated.
>> No reason given.
>> Mike Pomrink
>Now Ken has a chance.............
ken wants to schtup Lance? ....and here i thought he was just another over-zealous postal fan. i
guess this will give new meaning to "licking stamps".
"Mike Pomrink" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> Just heard it on the Today show (NBC). They seperated.
> No reason given.
> Mike Pomrink
Lance's seperation sure is a big suprise to the cycling world. The big question now is how curve
ball like this will affect Lance's performance. Lance's racing will probably not be affected
considering what he has alread been through. But one cannot be sure what effect a marital
problems can have.