Lance Armstrong is setting his sights on another Tour de France championship, as foolish as it may sound to him and to others.
The famous American rider has earned a worldwide reputation for never saying never, and he has proven time and time again that his “don’t quit” attitude can translate into solid, tangible victories both on and off the saddle.
However, Lance was the first to admit in an interview that his thoughts of winning yet another Tour de France championship may be foolish. Nevertheless, he says that he is going to try and find out for himself.
The 7-time winner of the Tour de France concedes that this year’s Tour may be the toughest yet, and that the competition is better than ever.
While critics may think that Armstrong is just being headstrong, his competitors are saying that brushing off the American’s chances of winning the French tour would be ill-advised.
Dave Brailsford of Team Sky says that as long as somebody says Lance Armstrong can’t, then his chances actually increase.
Johan Bruyneel, Team RadioShack’s director, says that Lance Armstrong is looking fitter and riding faster at this time when compared to last year, so there is indeed a good possibility to his future on becoming a Tour de France champion again.