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Posts Tagged ‘Lance Armstrong’

Tour de Face Plant

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Yes, it’s true. The only time I cover sports like the Tour de France is when something like this happens, or if LiveStrong wins. Since the latter probably isn’t happening this year — Buck up, Lance. Second place isn’t anything to turn your nose up at. — I’m left with posting painful face plants, courtesy of Jens Voigt.

All apologies, Jens.

What stood out to me, besides the obvious, was the fact that Voigt actually skidded after his fall, which no doubt exacerbated his injuries. FanHouse has the prognosis:

The injuries Voigt sustained included a concussion, a broken orbital bone under one eye, and gashes on his right side that required stitches.

Wow. Who says bike riding isn’t a contact sport? If that’s your stance, you might want to consider the road the racers ride on. It not only never ends, it also bites back if you lose control of your steed.

Live Strong Eyes Boston Marathon

For the governing body of French runners, get your steroid accusations ready: Lance Armstrong is going to run in the Boston Marathon, which takes place the day after a national holiday, April 21st. According to Reuters, the seven-time Tour de France champion qualified for the run with a time of 2:46.43 (2 hours 46 minutes and 43 seconds).

In Boston, cancer-survivor Armstrong will be raising money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which raises money for cancer prevention and care.

The Boston Marathon will be Armstrong’s third since he retired from cycling. I wonder if ESPN switched his bike out for a treadmill or if he’ll have a team of runners behind him, holding off the rest of the pack?