Lance Armstrong and Robbie McEwen held a impromptu ride on Saturday in Australia that brought 5,000 cyclists due to Lance Armstrong’s announcement of the ride on the micro blogging platform Twitter. Lance Armstrong has organized many events in the past, but he was shocked to see the turn out.
“I personally don’t think that anyone will top the turnout we had today. That was a huge amount of people,” Armstrong said. “The field stretched for kilometers and kilometers … when we turned back there were just streams of people.” Said Lance Armstrong.
Cyclists came together at Wigley Reserve right outside of Adelaide where Tour Down Under will start next week, and from their followed Lance Armstrong and Robbie McEwen to Semaphore Park and back, about a 19 mile ride. A few crashes did take place, but injuries to those were not serious.
“It was chaos, but controlled chaos. It’s certainly the biggest one that I’ve been a part of,” said Armstrong. “It was cool. Everybody had a good time and more or less stayed safe.”
Source: Velo News