Lance's last Tour de France

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  1. steve

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    Expected news, but news none the less :cool:

    This year's Tour de France to be Lance's last
    This year's Tour de France will be the last for Lance Armstrong, according to the American's latest Twitter posting. The seven-time Tour champion made the announcement via the social networking site ahead of this Saturday's Grande Boucle start in Rotterdam, where the American enters as one of the favourites.
    Link: This Year's Tour De France To Be Lance's Last | Cyclingnews.com

    Lance Armstrong reveals this year's Tour de France will be his last
    Seven-time champion Armstrong, 38, was third in last year's Tour: Texan Lance Armstrong revealed this year's Tour de France, which starts Saturday and ends July 25, will be his last. The 38-year-old Armstrong, who has won the Tour a record seven times, wrote on his Twitter page: "It's been a great ride. Looking forward to three great weeks." Armstrong's manager, Mark Higgins, confirmed the decision in an e-mail.
    Link: Other Sports | Lance Armstrong reveals this year's Tour de France will be his last | Cycling | Seattle Times Newspaper

    Armstrong says this will be his final Tour de France
    Lance Armstrong's bid to win his eighth Tour de France title starts Saturday in Rotterdam. Regardless of whether or not he wears yellow on the winner's podium three weeks later in Paris, this will be Armstrong's final chance to do so. He tweeted Monday that the upcoming Tour will be his last.
    Link: News | Armstrong says this will be his final Tour de France | Universal Sports

    Armstrong says 2010 is his final Tour
    Seven-time winner Lance Armstrong has announced next month’s Tour de France will be his last.‘‘And yes, this will be final Tour de France. It’s been a great ride. Looking forward to three great weeks,’’ the 38-year-old American wrote on his Twitter website.
    Link: Armstrong says 2010 is his final Tour
     
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  2. steve

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    Here are some neat videos of his career;

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXPXHK7I1iQ]YouTube - Lance Armstrong attack on Mt. Ventoux 2000 Tour de France[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiCIJ2JewPE]YouTube - Lance Armstrong Sestriere Climb 1999[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOQflZqzn_U]YouTube - Lance Armstrong-Time Trial-2005[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOAZQhG_mNw]YouTube - Lance Armstrong wins stage 18 of the 1995 Tour de France[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Os9KuozvM]YouTube - Lance Armstrong tribute[/ame]
     
  3. roadhouse

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    one door closes, another door opens.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKhIhHyAXVA]YouTube - EverymanTri.com - Lance Armstrong to race 2011 Ironman World Championships[/ame]
     
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    amazing :cool:
     
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    I watched some of the 2003 TDF last night on Versus. They are showing a lot of older Armstrong victories as a lead-in to the the Tour.
    It is still exciting as hell to watch the shootouts on the big climbs 7 years later. The pain on the faces of the riders.
     
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    The Shack's continuing, right? He said this will be his last Tour.
    Or he meant on Bruyneel, Leipheimer, Kloden and others, so that they could concentrate only on Armstrong's performance and delay their ambitions for next season(s).
     
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    yup, the man is made of steel, unstoppable. i hope he does race Kona.
     
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    awesome! he has done us ALL a favor over the years, undoubtedly. Big Six ( Lances' first six Tour victories with compilations of stages and highlights) is still my favorite video to watch. need to get my hands on the seventh...:p
     
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