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July 21, 2003

VeloNews | Armstrong wins stellar stage to Luz-Ardiden

Tuesday is a rest day, while Wednesday is the last day in the Pyrénées before the race heads on to flatter ground. However Armstrong, for one, doesn't want to wait until the penultimate day's time trial before having to secure his lead - especially as Ullrich took over one and a half minutes off the American over 47km only a few days ago. "This morning I told myself that it was going to be a crucial day for me if I wanted to hang on and win this race," added Armstrong. "I don't want to wait until the final time trial (on July 26) before securing the lead. But the Tour is far from finished. I've always said the race doesn't finish until we arrive on the Champs Elysees."

Posted by Frank Steele on July 21, 2003 in Stage results | Permalink

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