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July 15, 2003

Reuters | Armstrong Feeling the Heat As Tour Takes a Break

"It was definitely the hottest stage of the race so far," the American said after arriving in Marseille. "Even last month in the Dauphine wasn't this hot."

Armstrong is clearly focused on Friday's time trial:

Friday's time trial is over 47km from Gaillac to Cap Decouverte near Toulouse.

"I've seen the course, know it pretty well and I'll see it again on the morning of the race," Armstrong said.

"I've been focusing a lot on the time trials this year with my training. I had a good time trial in the Dauphine Libere race in June."

"I think it's going to be the most important time trial I've ever done in the Tour."

Posted by Frank Steele on July 15, 2003 | Permalink