dimanche, juillet 24, 2005

félicitations, lance

Armstrong wins last Tour
‘Vive le Tour, forever,’ emotional U.S. cyclist as he retires on top
PARIS - One last time, “The Star-Spangled Banner” rang out over the Champs-Elysees in honor of Lance Armstrong.

One last time, on the podium against the backdrop of the Arc de Triomphe, the cancer survivor who became the greatest cyclist in Tour de France history slipped into the leader’s yellow jersey Sunday. This time, it was the winner’s jersey, for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year in the world’s most grueling race.

Lance Armstrong holds the winner's trophy after winning his seventh straight Tour de France on Sunday. Armstrong credited Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan and Andre Agassi as personal inspirations.

Final Standings
1. Lance Armstrong U.S. 86:15:02
2. Ivan Basso Italy +4:40
3. Jan Ullrich Germany +6:21
4. Francisco Mancebo Spain +9:59
5. Alexandre Vinokourov Kazakhstan +11.01

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