Five in a Row
So today Lance Armstrong won his 5th straight Tour de France. Only four other men have won 5 times. Lance (if you dont know), returned from near-fatal cancer in 1999 to win his first Tour and today emulated France's Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault, Belgian Eddy Merckx and Spain's Miguel Indurain. Besides Lance, only Indurain has won 5 in a row. Only one other American, Greg LeMond has won the tour before. Up and coming American Tyler Hamilton took 4th, despite suffering a broken collarbone on the second day of the tour. So basically Tyler rode 3,000 km with a collarbone broken in two places. This years tour was one of the most exciting and Lance only won by 61 seconds over his arch rival Jan Ullrich.
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