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Bicycle quote: Lance Armstrong's Tour de France

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“Lance lost this Tour for bad luck. Physically, there’s no reason to believe that he couldn’t have been competitive in this Tour. He came to this Tour in good shape with real ambitions to win. We knew it wouldn’t be easy for him to win this Tour, but we came here with that as a goal. Even today we saw Contador not as strong as he was last year. Today we simply didn’t have the luck.”

– Johan Bruyneel, team manager for Radio Shack, talking about Lance Armstrong's crashes at the 2010 Tour de France in an interview with Andrew Hood at VeloNews, July 12, 2010, “We'll ride for Levi now.”

After getting caught behind two crashes and falling hard on his hip in another, Armstrong finished 11:45 behind the winner of Stage 8 on Sunday. As the bike race resumes on Tuesday, Armstrong sits in 39th place overall, 13:26 behind the leader, Cadel Evans.

Bruyneel further said the team will ride to support Levi Leipheimer. The cyclist who lives in Santa Rosa, California, survived in the elite group on Sunday and sits in 8th place, 2:14 behind the leader.


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