July 10, 2002

The agony of victory.: Great article about why suffering is so important to Lance Armstrong's victories. More opinion in this Q and A bit. Oh, and US Postal took second today in the Team Time Trial, just a hair behind ONCE.

posted by ahhgrr to other at 02:18 PM - 3 comments

I have been reading the daily updates Frenchman Laurent Jalabert is putting up on his website, that is not really a "blog," or written as one. Jalabert explaining his near-misses are much more entertaining than hero-worshiping pieces about Armstrong that are two years too late.

posted by tamim at 10:57 PM on July 10

Great link ahhgrr. Of course, LeMond's comeback from almost getting killed in a hunting accident is no small potatoes either, but Lance's recovery from cancer is still, I think, just shocking (just based on the how the cancer progressed).

posted by PeteyStock at 12:09 PM on July 11

Right about the 'too late', tanim. It's fun to read pieces like that, because it makes me think: why do you need to write 2000 words to explain the appeal of the Tour, and its great heroes? It's there for all to see. (And heh, I remembered that 'crevaison' was 'puncture', which shows what my priorities were when learning French.)

posted by etagloh at 12:29 PM on July 11

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