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Whatever Lance Armstrong undertakes, he will achieve, for now anyway

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And it took only three days of the Tour de France 2009 for him to do it with his Astana team. His and their performance in the team time trial was astonishing and they came first by 40 seconds. It is true that Lance has been very circumspect in his comments about his expectations in the Tour, but who can doubt that he thinks he has a chance to win!

Here’s what he said after the race end, “This is a confession,” he said in the news conference afterward. “I expected it to be easier. I’m not going to be last, but it won’t be like 2004, 2005 or 2001.”

And this comment from a 36 yr old official with another race team, “This certainly could mean something big or it could prove to be nothing,” Jonathan Vaughters, Garmin’s team director, said of the surge in the standings by Armstrong, who is 37. “But it’s pretty impressive.

“Thirty-eight years old and on a comeback to be two-tenths away from yellow? I mean, I’m 36 and I couldn’t do that.”

But even if he doesn’t win his performance boggles the mind. What a physical specimen and what a will to win.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/07/08 at 07:04

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