Monday, April 18, 2005

Lance Armstrong to Quit le Tour

Lance Armstrong announced today that he will retire from racing. This is a little sad for our family. A highlight of every summer that we have lived in France has been watching the Tour de France -- both somewhere out in the campagne and when it finishes in Paris. Last year, for example, we were fortunate enough to see it as it passed by my sister's front door and then come back to Paris for Lance's record-breaking 6th win. Of course our interest has been nurtured by Lance's victories (although we weren't part of the hordes wrapped in American flags.) But le tour will continue and so will our fascination with this amazing sport.

At least we have one last time to cheer Lance on. Of course since he is racing for the Discovery Channel, we won't be able to cheer him along with a rousing *ahem* "Go Postal!"

-- said Auntie M in Paris
10:43 PM



Thank goodness he's going for one more tour!

We also love our Lance!

Viva Le Lance!!

# posted by BohemianMama : 11:06 PM  

I hope he ll win because last year I had wonderful pictures but my computer crashed before I could post them !

# posted by negrito : 11:34 PM  

i know it's really sad... i haven't been able to cheer, but this year, i am so going to be there!

hope you're doing good Auntie M, you seem to have a wonderful time with your family! take care!

# posted by irene : 8:27 AM  

I am no Lance fan, and I definitely won't go into here. But I'll tell you one thing, it takes a certain panache to quit at the top of his game. I'll give him that one. Chapeau.

Now you'll have to educate yourself about all the other racers: Cancellara, Freire, Boonen, Bettini, Cunego, Basso, Vinokourov... and the infamously lazy Ullrich.

# posted by NARDAC : 2:28 AM  

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