This Week In TPSports…Blastoff Edition!!! (Feb 23/09)
Lance Battles His Demon, Thieves And Many Other Men On Bikes
Total Pro Sports – In his second race back from a three year layoff Lance Armstrong finished the Tour of California in seventh place, 1:46 behind fellow American Levi Leipheimer. About the race, Armstrong said the following:
“Most of these boys came ready to go. You could tell. I think some of them got better as the race went on. Perhaps our team got a little tired as the race got on, always riding on the front and defending.”
The end of the Tour also marked the end of a somewhat comical week in the life of Lance Armstrong. First he had his “one of a kind” bicycle stolen from the back of his team’s truck while he was being tested for banned substances, then he was attacked by a syringe man [Deadspin].
But don’t worry Armstrong lovers. Your boy Lance was able to get another bike and showed syringe guy whose boss. Just one question: What is that snow bank doing there (on the side of a bike race in California)?
Photos Via [Diabo moderno]