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Armstrong Moves From 10th To 3rd

By Wyatt Earp | July 7, 2009


Ya hear that, Frenchie? Lance is coming to take your Tour championship again!!!

LA GRANDE MOTTE, France, July 6 – Seven-times champion Lance Armstrong proved his Tour de France credentials once again when he climbed to third overall following a spectacular third stage on Monday.

Briton Mark Cavendish snatched the stage victory after 196.5 kms from Marseille to La Grande Motte but the day’s big winner was Armstrong, the only favourite who was not caught out by a sharp break from Team Columbia.

Astana will ride a team time-trial on Tuesday and should they smash the competition, Armstrong could snatch the yellow jersey.

“Never say never,” the American said. (H/T – )

There is plenty of racing to go, but the fact that Armstrong – after a three and a half year break – is third overall after the third stage is amazing.

Well, amazing for normal people. It’s par for the course for Lance Armstrong.

UPDATE: Team Astana won today’s time trial, and that put Lance Armstrong in 2nd Place overall. He is now less than a second from taking the overall lead. Boo-yah!

Topics: Cycling | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “Armstrong Moves From 10th To 3rd”

  1. RT Says:
    July 7th, 2009 at 11:59 am

    His team is kicking butt and so is he! It would be amazing if he were to make the podium.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 7th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    RT – Only a fraction of a second behind. He may have the yellow jersey by the end of the week.

  3. Alan B Says:
    July 7th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    “Stay clean and thrash them!”

  4. Randal Graves Says:
    July 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    It’s better that he doesn’t have yellow this early anyway. Cancellara will probably keep it until the Pyrennees.

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 8th, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Alan B – D-U-N, done!

    Randal – And that’s usually when Lance takes over. Here’s hoping. One thing I do know; It was easier watching the Tour when I was on the midnight shift. Getting up early now is for suckers.