Category: Tour de France 2005

Lance Armstrong's 2005 Tour de France bikes

Nothing beats a bicycle racers' conditioning to win at the Tour de France. But ever since Greg Lemond put away Laurent Fignon in 1989 with time trial aero bars, technology has played a big part too.

This year, Trek Bicycles has rolled out improved bicycles for Lance Armstrong. One, the Trek TTX, is a time trial bike …

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Tour de France: The soap opera begins – Ullrich crashes; surprise tests

What could have been a pre-Tour de France tragedy has become almost laughable.

Jan Ullrich crashed into the rear window of a T-Mobile team car Friday, the BBC reports. Ullrich is the '97 Tour de France winner and one of Lance Armstrong's most outspoken challengers. 

The windshield shattered, but fortunately Ullrich received only “superficial cuts” and will be able to race beginning Saturday. …

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Tour de France: Bruyneel mind games?

So is Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team manager Johan Bruyneel serious with his list of 3 strongest challengers for beating Lance Armstrong at the Tour de France this year?
Jan Ullrich. Alexandre Vinokourov. Ivan Basso.
All are serious contenders, but I think he's trying to mess with the riders' heads over on the T-Mobile bus, especially by choosing two from …

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US cyclists at Tour de France 2005

Lance Armstrong watchers might be surprised to learn that eight other Americans are riding in the Tour de France 2005 this year.

They're not all riding on Armstrong's Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team either, but spread out over seven teams. In fact, Discovery has just two riders from the US, same as Denmark's Team CSC.

Who was the first US rider in …

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Bicycle quote: Lance Armstrong's “silly crash”

“The unfortunate thing is I hit my head which cracked my helmet in two. … It wasn't that serious and nothing was wrong. No breaks. No stitches; just road rash and a little beat up.”

Lance Armstrong explaining his “silly crash” that gave him a black eye during a training ride near Nice, France, last Wednesday …

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Where and when to catch the Tour de France

It's going to be easy to figure out which channel to watch beginning Saturday through July 24. The Outdoor Life Network is broadcasting the Tour de France from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. every day.

All the bullriding, bass fishing, and elk hunting has been put on hold. Seven days a week, 18 hours a day, Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and …

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Biking Bis results for Lance Armstrong poll

Will Lance Armstrong break the Tour de France record he set last year and win a 7th Tour de France championship this summer?
Three-fourths of you think he will. That's according to the poll that's been running for about two weeks at Biking Bis.
Interestingly, the voting heavily favored Armstrong the first few days, but dropped to about 66% at …

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The struggle to be Lance Armstrong

A friend sent me a link to the Booknoise.net Q & A with the author of “Lance Armstrong's War,” the latest book to come out on The Boss and just in time for the Tour de France.
The author, Daniel Coyle, a writer for Outside magazine, moved the family to Girona, Spain, and spent …

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