Category: Tour de France 2006
Where should the comments made by Tour de France organizers on Thursday regarding Lance Armstrong rank on the cheap-shot meter?
I'd give them a 10.
In presenting the 2006 Tour de France route to the public, the Le Tour 2006 website quotes Jean-Marie Leblanc, deputy managing director, and Christian Prudhomme, director of cycling: …
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Every year, the Tour de France organizers pick a stage in which ordinary cyclists can ride the exact route as the pros. It's called the L'Etape du Tour.
On July 10, 2006, the definition of “ordinary cyclist” means anyone willing to attempt the grueling 116-mile ride from Gap to the summit of L'Alpe d'Huez, the legendary climb with 21 switchbacks….
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For the first time this decade, bike racing handicappers aren't pondering whether a Tour de France route helps or hurts Lance Armstrong.
The organizers of the Tour de France issued the 2006 route on Thursday, and everyone knows that seven-time Tour winner won't be among the racers.
The 2006 Tour de France travels 2,232 miles in a counter-clockwise route …
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