June 26, 2005
Armstrong recovering from fall
Lance Armstrong crashed while training with his time-trial bike on Wednesday. He split his helmet in two, suffered a black eye and facial cuts, and skinned up his hands and knees.
Despite the spill, Armstrong says he's feeling "very good on the bike":
"...I would even venture to say that I feel better than I've ever felt."
Of course, with 5 days to go, that's all you can say if you're looking to win the Tour.
Even if he is feeling great, there will be some energy lost to recovering from the fall.
Update: The story is that he was attacked by a wasp. With a German accent.
To all you non-cyclist fans who are worried whenever you see that Mr. Arstrong has taken a spill, it's part of the sport. Even the best cyclists fall--that's why we wear helmets (and if you don't wear one, you're an idiot). Part of what defines an activity as being a 'sport' as opposed to a game is physical risk. Best to think of that next time you think about suing some event manager over injuries you received while participating in a sport.
Posted by: Sprocketeer at Jun 27, 2005 1:47:09 PM
It's like they say, there are two kinds of cyclists: Those who've fallen and those who are going to.
Posted by: jj at Jun 27, 2005 5:12:36 PM
I'm looking for a detailed map of where the ride will be while in the French Alps. Any clues?
Posted by: Shelly at Jun 27, 2005 11:41:45 PM