I wanted to post this thread so that we can follow Lance in his last Tour de France...
It's been said here, on other sites, and just about everywhere one discusses bike racing...Armstrong is on his way to accomplish a feat that will never be matched...winning not only seven Tours...but seven [i]consecutive[/i] Tours!
Day 1: Time Trails
Lance just crushed all of his rivals.
He led Alexandre Vinokourov by 51 seconds, Ullrich by 66, and Ivan Basso by 84 heading into Sunday's 181.5-kilometer (112.5-mile) trek from Challans to Les Essarts - a route which favors sprinters. (As we all know, Armstrong is best known for crushing opponents on the hills...)
But Day#1 shows that Lance ain't a bad sprinter!
Anyway...the Tour is on...and with each Stage we are seeing history being made.