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Some Lance Armstrong News

Seeing as how Lance Armstrong is one of the most influential cyclists in the world both for his efforts on and off the race course, I will have some info about him from time to time.  Three quick updates about what’s new with Lance…

Lance to get back into Triathlons?!?

In a recent interview with Outside Lance flirts with the idea of doing the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in the future.  For those that don’t know, before Lance became a world class cyclist, he actually compete in triathlons as he was growing up.  It would be pretty awesome to see how he can measure up to the other top competitors in multisport.  I think it’s easy to assume that he’d be the first one off the bike, but would he have enough legs left to run a marathon???

Leadville 100 – Lance dominant in another big race… a MOUNTAIN BIKE race!

Lance early in the race before he decided to leave the competition in his dust.

Last year Armstrong placed 2nd to Dave Wiens who added to his streak of six consecutive Leadville wins.  That was before Lance started training for a return to the Tour de France.  This year with the Tour already under his belt, Armstrong spent most of the day pedaling by himself.  He broke the record by 17 minutes to finish with a time of 6:28:50.  Just imagine what it would have been if he wasn’t riding the last 10 miles with a flat tire!  Congratulations Lance, you are a freak!

On a side note, the Fat Cyclist (Elden) recorded a scary DNF.  He slipped off the track and fell into a 40 ft ravine.  Fortunately, he was not seriously hurt.  He’s still in inspiration to all of us after what he’s been through in recent weeks.  Stay strong Elden!

Armstrong, Colorado Governor meet to revive Coors Classic

According to VeloNews, last week Armstrong met with Gov. Bill Ritter to discuss the posibility of reviving the Coors Classic, a stage race through Colorado that ran from 1979 to 1988.  Looks like the race could come back as soon as 2011.  It would be grat to see another big stage race in the States!

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August 18, 2009 - Posted by | Cycling, LIVESTRONG, Triathlon | , , , , ,

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