“Fortunately, Lance helped me,” Leipheimer said. “Without him, I would have lost much more time. He saved me minutes. Let’s hope I can recover from this.”Hard not to pull for Lance somewhere in your heart of hearts. Perhaps another run at The Tour???
The Astana team rode well for most of the day, but it could not sustain its power. Only Armstrong looked unbeatable. He had to drop back from a faster group to help the struggling Leipheimer, whose face, for perhaps the first time, betrayed his suffering.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Armstrong Looks Strong in the Giro
These two paragraphs from the NY Times article on Stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia have me surprisingly optimistic about Lance's chances in the summer season.