Wednesday, May 13, 2009

time to get back on the bike

Lance at the Giro, photo by Graham Watson

Stage 4 of the Giro yesterday and they are in the mountains. No tv coverage only universal sports internet feeds. I never could get those to work for the Boston marathon, didn't even try for the Giro. I've only been following on Velonews. Lance is back and currently in around 6th place in the general classification behind Leiphimer and Popovich, his Astana team mates.

from Velonews....

“Armstrong was looking good. Tomorrow we’ll see just how good he is,” Di Luca said. “We have to try to eliminate him. We cannot let him hang around and get stronger. Look what happened last year with Contador. He got stronger as the race went on, we cannot make the same mistake with Armstrong.”

Armstrong — now sixth at 28 seconds back — said he honestly doesn’t know what to expect. Tuesday’s climb was fast but he could pace off his teammates and a group of nearly 40 riders. Wednesday’s summit finish will be every man for himself.

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