Lance Armstrong

I know, another video! I didn’t want to do this, but I’ve been holding on to this for a week now and can’t wait anymore.

At first I wanted to post this video because of Lance’s amazing final straight sprint. You can clearly see why he’s seven-times winner of the Tour – he powers down that last straight with such voracity, making Andreas Kloden look like a rookie. Ultimately, I’ve become more impressed in the aspects of teamwork between Lance and Floyd. Floyd leads an early attack, wearing out the other riders in that front group. In the end even though Lance wanted to give the win to Floyd, he realised he wasn’t going to and claimed it for his own. (A lot of this is discussed by the commentary in the video.) The more I watch cycling, the more I understand the strategies involved and the more interesting it becomes. Only 2 days till the Giro!