March 08, 2005
Voigt doubts Armstrong will start Tour
CSC's Jens Voigt, who will one day win someone a bar bet after becoming the first ever leader of cycling's ProTour, says he doubts six-time winner Lance Armstrong will even start this year's Tour de France.
In an interview with Berliner Morgenpost (rough Google translation), Voigt says teammate Ivan Basso can win this year's Tour, "above all because I don't think Armstrong will be there."
"Lance knows nothing goes on forever, and he certainly doesn't want to finish second," Voigt said.
If, however, Armstrong follows through with his announced plan to race the Tour, Voigt thinks he'll take home a seventh title with a five-minute lead.
Voigt finished second behind Armstrong at last year's Tour de Georgia. Both are racing at Paris-Nice this week.
Seen at CyclingNews.
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