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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:26 AM

Armstrong face-plants during trail ride in Colorado

For much of his racing life, Lance Armstrong might have just shaken off a bike crash.

But after taking a nasty spill on a bike trail in Colorado, Armstrong got himself checked out at a hospital.

The 46-year-old seven-time Tour de France champion crashed his bike while riding on the Tom Blake Bike Trail in Snowmass Village, Colo., on Wednesday.

"Took quite the blow to the noggin’ so swung by the Aspen Valley Hospital (great facility!) to get my head checked," Armstrong said in an Instagram post of his bloody face. "For the 46 yrs prior to today I completely would have blown off getting checked.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/cycling/2018/08/09/lance-armstrong-goes-hospital-shares-bloody-selfie-after-bike-crash/949891002/

This story caught my eyes because I have been thinking about buying another bicycle. Not a racer like my previous bike when I was considering competing in a triathlon. I would like to have something with off-road capabilities, but more importantly an upright riding position, wide tires, and shock absorbers. Today, after I pick up the fender for my Goldwing that was on back-order I am going to the cycling shop by our old east Nashville house to see what they have in stock.

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Agent_86 Aug 10 OP
GoodKraic Aug 10 #1
TexMexNext Aug 11 #5
Agent_86 Aug 10 #2
quad489 Aug 10 #3
AmandaCMatthews Aug 10 #4
_eek Aug 16 #6

Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:31 AM

1. Should he still be referred to as a

“Seven-time Tour de France champion”?

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Response to GoodKraic (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 09:06 AM

5. Seven-time Tour Cheat

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:31 AM

2. Former Armstrong rival arrested for assaulting prostitute

Tour de France-winning cyclist Jan Ullrich has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a prostitute in Frankfurt.

"He is in police custody," a police spokesman told AFP news agency, adding that the German national "was under the influence of alcohol and drugs".

The 44-year-old won the race in 1997.

He was also arrested the previous Friday in Majorca after reportedly jumping over a neighbour's fence and making threats. Mr Ullrich said he was only trying to talk to his neighbour.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45142859

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:45 PM

3. ''The 46-year-old seven-time Tour de France champion''..didn't the doper lose those champion titles?

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Response to quad489 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:56 PM

4. Yep...

Lance Armstrong Is Stripped of His 7 Tour de France Titles
By JULIET MACUROCT. 22, 2012


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/sports/cycling/armstrong-stripped-of-his-7-tour-de-france-titles.html

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2018, 12:00 PM

6. Check out MOAB, they have a Nashville and a Murfreesboro location.

Good people, they will get you what you need.

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