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July 26, 2005

Daily Show on Armstrong win

Quitter! 'Padrnos' on stroller duty
Daily Show: Stewart on Armstrong's retirement; how the team will help out

Comedy Central's The Daily Show did a long bit on Lance Armstrong's 7th Tour de France win. They covered Armstrong's career in some depth, including the less popular rebuttal to Armstrong's "It's Not About the Bike" written by his bike, "F*** You, Lance."

Later, chief cycling correspondent Rob Corddry explained how the Discovery Channel team will help out with Armstrong's retirement, with George Hincapie and Manuel Beltran on homework, Padrnos (above) on au pair, and Savoldelli and Rubiera handling, um, more personal activities.

I could bitch that they didn't match the pictures to the riders, but it was pretty funny nonetheless. Since it's Comedy Central, they'll be rerunning the episode several times on Tuesday.

Letterman also had the big guy on a bike that he introduces every year as "Lance Armstrong, ladies and gentlemen!"

Posted by Frank Steele on July 26, 2005 in Lance Armstrong, Television | Permalink


And from Letterman's Top Ten Signs Lance is getting cocky: #8 Only gives 109%...

Posted by: Bryce Zabel at Jul 26, 2005 2:06:04 AM

Sorry, but I couldn't find your e-mail adress so I post the link here.

Posted by: Dennis at Jul 26, 2005 5:19:21 AM

Video link?

Posted by: DL Byron at Jul 26, 2005 9:07:16 AM

"That's right, Jon. Once you start rolling with a bike gang, you don't just leave them..."

Hee hee.

Posted by: Jennie at Jul 26, 2005 10:41:01 AM

I didn't find Jon Stewart's parody of cycling and Lance Armstrong funny in the least. "One ball Armstrong" ain't that humorous. The skit was mean-spirited and, unfortunately, a source of inspiration for the anti-lycra Crackers who already needed no excuse to assault a cyclist.

Posted by: james honaker at Jul 29, 2005 1:37:01 AM

Whatever, one ball Honaker.

Posted by: Skip Smith at Aug 16, 2005 1:14:13 AM