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Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:39 am

Lance Armstrong announced he's retiring in Atlanta this afternoon.
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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:44 am

Enjyo your retirement Lance.....and if you could stop distributing those cheesey LIVESTRONG bracelets, that'd be great......

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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:45 am

A little misleading. He's not retiring effective immediately, he's going to do one more Tour de France this summer.

ATLANTA - Six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong said on Monday he would retire after this year’s Tour in July.
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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:51 am

After Racing in 7 tours and winning at least 6, I think it'd be about nap time myself  Smile Just snuggle up with Sheryl and snooze  Smile
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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:57 am

His contract with Discovery states that he has to race one more Tour de France...

I think this will be the end of "US Postal"/Discovery team as we know it and I will bet that within 5 years HealthNet will become the promenent US racing team, they are already grabbing a lot of the young talent away from Discovery and are slowly building up to be competitive in Europe.
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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:17 am

I saw him in ATL this morning, and I'll get the chance to see him this week in Macon and on the route.

He has been a tremendous sportsman, and his story is completely mind blowing. I normally feel the same as Deltaguy about bracelets and ribbons...they are pretty overdone, but I really feel like he's earned the right to get us to pay a little attention to this thing...cancer does suck.

Looking forward to the big race this summer.
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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:18 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 3):
Just snuggle up with Sheryl and snooze

Snooze??? Hell...  Smile
 
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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:30 am

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 1):
Enjyo your retirement Lance.....and if you could stop distributing those cheesey LIVESTRONG bracelets, that'd be great......

I'm normally a hater of cheesy, trendy bracelets, but I grew to accept the LIVESTRONG bracelets as a somewhat decent charity cause, as almost 70% of each sale goes to cancer research. Obviously, if you also want to donate to cancer research through other means than cheesy bracelets, that'd be great too, but these were the most accessible means for some people to think they were making a difference. Hey, whatever helps them sleep at night.
Most people that I knew that wore them were actually cancer survivors or knew someone that was. What really got me was these little 12 year olds at the mall wearing that, along with every knockoff they could find: support our troops, tsunami survivors fund, hook em horns, gig em aggies, etc.
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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:51 am

With Armstrong retiring who will be considered the favorites of the '06 Tour de France?

Heck, who is the favorite for this years event?
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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:34 pm

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 1):
and if you could stop distributing those cheesey LIVESTRONG bracelets, that'd be great......

Actually people are buying them and thus contributing to the Lance Armstrong Foundation and it's fight against cancer.

Do you have a problem with that? The fight against cancer???????
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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:43 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 3):
After Racing in 7 tours and winning at least 6

He has raced in something more like 10 Tours

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 1):
and if you could stop distributing those cheesey LIVESTRONG bracelets, that'd be great......

I liked the bracelets before the became a fashion statement. At least they raise money for research

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 3):
Just snuggle up with Sheryl and snooze



Quoting Boeing7E7 (Reply 6):
Snooze??? Hell...

No way I would be snoozing, if I were Lance I would be using all 7 liters of O2 capacity or whatever  bigthumbsup  Just as long as she does not sing  vomit 
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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:18 pm

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 1):
Enjyo your retirement Lance.....and if you could stop distributing those cheesey LIVESTRONG bracelets, that'd be great......

How ignorant, so he should stop distributing the bracelets and stop raising money for cancer? I believe he's raised six million dollars with the sales of those, but of course they're cheesy and its annoying as hell seeing them on people's wrists.

Gimme a friggin break...
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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:04 am

I've read something along the lines that he is a difficult, arrogant person, is this true? I would presume as such since a man who has had six consecutive wins in one of the most arduous sports in the world can surly inflate ones ego.
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RE: Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement.

Wed Apr 20, 2005 2:03 am

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 12):
I've read something along the lines that he is a difficult, arrogant person

Well, at least he's not Barry Bonds.

When I lived in Austin a long time ago (before Lance got cancer), I knew a lot of people who were pretty close to him. They all said that while Lance could be a bit gruff if you didn't know him, he was extremely generous and loyal to his friends. I know that, in my limited run-ins with him, he's always been a pretty nice guy.

Back when I went to Univ. of Texas (like '95 or '96), I used to go to the school's gym during the winter and Lance, Kevin Livingston, and a couple other Motorola guys would often work out there. This was shortly after Lance won world's. It amazed me how anonymous he was. Nobody in the gym knew (or cared) who this guy with the shaved legs was. That's certainly not the case any more.
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