Παρασκευή, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2008

The returne of Lance Armstrong

For somebody who likes winning as much as Lance Armstrong, the last three seasons must have been pretty frustrating.He called it a day after his seventh Tour de France victory but had the Texan chosen to continue, then who's to say he wouldn't have amassed an unbroken run of 10 wins by now.
Without any doubt he would have been more than a match for Landis in 2006, he'd have beaten Rasmussen and Contador in the time trials 12 months later and Sastre's race winning effort up Alpe d'Huez this year was a couple of minutes slower than Armstrong's own win on the mountain.
The Texan quit the sport because he had nothing else to prove, he could win the Tour pretty much unchallenged but there was no let up in his battle with media over allegations of doping. He never failed a test and constantly denied any wrongdoing, but it was pressure he could do without.
Now, at 37, he's decided to return to the sport with his first race, the Tour of California, less than five months away. Lance is responsible for the most famous comeback in any sport, he likes a challenge and he loves the limelight. He's coming back simply because he can.This week we ask what the world of professional cycling thinks of Armstrong's comeback, and look at who stands to win and lose from it. Elsewhere in the magazine we've got endurance fitness tips from the experts and a look at some of the most eye-catching new kit from the massive Eurobike show.
And of course, we've got all the action from the Tour of Britain.

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