Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Lance Armstrong is the man

For anyone out there who needs a role model it doesn't get much better than Lance Armstrong

BLOIS, France (AP)-[off the wire, no link]-Lance Armstrong took the overall lead in the Tour de France on Tuesday when his Discovery Channel squad won the team time trial in the fourth stage in record time.

The 33-year-old American led his team to victory for the third straight year in the time trial, clocking 1 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds in the 67.5-kilometer (41.85-mile) trek from Tours to Blois.

The Discovery team set a record for a Tour team time trial with an average speed of 57.32 kph (35.54 mph) -crushing the previous record of 54.93 kph (34.06 mph).

"The Dream Team," said Armstrong, the six-time Tour champion who has said he will retire after the three-week race. "For me, in the last year, it's special to have a team like this."

He's going for 7 in a row. He is unbelievable. Does anyone doubt he'll get it?

UPDATE: Similar link here.