It’s Official: He’s Back for 2009

Photo © Vanity Fair

As we sat in our terrace chairs overlooking the manicured vista, Armstrong nervously fingered the yellow band on his wrist. He insisted he had something on his mind. “Something huge,” as he put it. I braced for the worst.

Then, in almost robotic fashion, he said, “I’m going back to professional cycling. I’m going to try and win an eighth Tour de France.”

Read the Vanity Fair interview with Lance Armstrong

8 Responses to “It’s Official: He’s Back for 2009”

  • Tom says:

    Am I the only one that really doesn’t care? George Carlin had it right; “F@#k Lance Armstrong”….


  • andy parmentier says:

    i think somewhere else in the world there is a virulent anti-armstrong hatred. it could be france. i don’t recall where or why.
    i’ve heard lots of people’s admiring remarks though. he was a triathlete before he became a pro cyclist. i’m mostly a cyclist myself.

  • andy parmentier says:

    sitting in the budget cinema waiting for the movie to start, movie trivia. something about u of missouri classmates trying to set up fellow students brad pitt and cheryl crow.
    i suspect this may have something to do with the anti-armstrong stuff. cyclists in france are legends, without any help from hollywood or dollywood. physical genius-honest, pure and simple, more in touch with reality maybe, and standing on it’s own merits.
    speaking of pro athletes mixing with the jetset, i heard tom brady the qb for the patriots was dating supermodels (i listened to this on espn maybe but don’t tell anybody-i’m more into a magazine called SILENT SPORTS).
    (and i like the stars of silent film, and the sound of the wind in my ears makes the soundtrack to all my riding). hollywood is jetting by on four wheels, but i loved the film BREAKING AWAY.

  • janfrid says:

    More power to him, but that does not look like a very comfortable riding position.

  • andy parmentier says:


  • Bret Moss says:

    Love him or hate him bottom line he gets more people to ride bikes! How is that a bad thing?

    Would it be better if President Bush was seen riding a bike to work – of course.

    We should applaud main stream media for thinking Lance will sell more Ad pages.

  • Roland Smith says:

    That sure looks like an extremely uncomfortable riding position.

  • Zach says:

    I guess that is what they call an aerodynamic riding position but he looks like a hunch back to me. I wonder how much he got paid for being photographed naked.

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