July 22, 2004
Armstrong dedicates stage to Landis
Armstrong had nothing but praise for Landis, who really put on a show today, and is rumored to be in discussions to leave US Postal and head his own team next season:
No gifts - though perhaps a hint of regret as he dedicated the win to Landis, whom he called "the man of the day."
"I hoped he could ride a fast descent and win the stage. But it did not happen," Armstrong said. "Floyd seems to be getting better and better every day. Today was his best day ever. That's why I really wanted him to win the stage, I think he wanted it and needed it.
"For me he deserved to win, and for that matter I should dedicate this win to him."
Full results are over at RoadCycling.com.
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Cool letter from big George on BBC.
Posted by: JDS at Jul 22, 2004 5:26:39 PM
Today in stage 17 of le tour de france you have inspired me to start cycling, and i'm already researching bikes. So you go win this thing and do what you always do! (Sprint to the finish)
Posted by: Daniel Wykowski at Jul 22, 2004 7:12:39 PM