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July 21, 2005

Armstrong on July 21

rec.bicycles.racing | Lance OWNS July 21st

Over on rec.bicyles.racing, Bob Schwartz points out that Lance Armstrong has an enviable record on July 21st, where he's taken 5 career stage wins, in 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004.

Says Bob:

No other rider has won so many times on a single date.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 21, 2005 in Lance Armstrong | Permalink


What does "GC" stand for?

This is a great and informative blog, thanks for all the info!

Posted by: Thomas Galvin at Jul 21, 2005 4:39:00 AM

GC is General Classification, the order of riders in a stage race based upon their cumulative times over all stages.

In the tour, the overall leader (or rider with the lowest cumulative time) on GC is represented by, you guessed it, the yellow jersey, or "maillot jaune".

(I guess we could come up with a bunch of funny phrases for what GC could mean, but I'll save that for another time.)

Posted by: jerome at Jul 21, 2005 7:12:48 AM

But surely Lance isn't going to go for the stage win today and risk a crash. Surely he's going to wait for the time trial tomorrow?

Posted by: senioritis at Jul 21, 2005 7:49:00 AM

It's a climbing finish, so going for the win is less risky. Although it would require catching the breakaway, which DSC seems unlikely to bother doing these days.

Posted by: Out4Blood at Jul 21, 2005 7:56:15 AM

I think you're right. 39 miles to go, the peloton's 12 minutes behind and looking unconcerned.

Posted by: senioritis at Jul 21, 2005 9:13:40 AM

Gentlemen's Cwarterly?


Posted by: Jarrett at Jul 21, 2005 12:18:38 PM

Gallic Chauvinism?

Posted by: EWM at Jul 21, 2005 2:10:15 PM

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