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July 25, 2004

Armstrong alone as 1st Tour six-timer

BBC SPORT | Armstrong makes history

Lance Armstrong still has not definitively addressed reports that he won't return next year to try to make it 7 straight Tour de France victories.

Armstrong said his US Postal team had an easier time delivering win number 6 than he imagined:

"We never had a sense of crisis, only the stress of the rain and the crashes in the first week," he said.

"I was surprised that some of the rivals were not better. Some of them just completely disappeared."


BBC Sport | Stage 20 photo gallery

Posted by Frank Steele on July 25, 2004 in Lance Armstrong 2004, Photo galleries, Top Stories, Tour news | Permalink


I have a question. I was watching the network news covering the tour de france and saw one of the riders had his foot stuck inside the support vehicle that follows their riders, and he was receiving medical attention on his foot while the vehicle and the rider were moving. Isn't receiving rides from other means than your own power while racing on your bicycle illegal.

Thank You

Posted by: C Kendall at Jul 26, 2004 10:51:15 AM

Not when you're receiving medical attention. Otherwise, yes, I think it's illegal.

Posted by: lancefan at Jul 26, 2004 2:08:41 PM