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March 08, 2005

Voigt doubts Armstrong will start Tour

Berliner Morgenpost | Fahrt ins Geschichtsbuch: Rad-Profi Jens Voigt eröffnet Ära und hat Zweifel an Armstrongs Tour-Start

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.

Posted by Frank Steele on March 8, 2005 in Jens Voigt, Lance Armstrong, Tour news | Permalink


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