Monday, March 23, 2009

Armstrong falls...

Ouch! Well, after having his time trial bike stolen, riding a lot in the rain, colliding with a press motorbike and getting his hairdo ruined for drug tests, what else could go wrong for Lance Armstrong in this, his big comeback year? For someone who led a charmed pro cyclist's life in that he very seldom crashed, it is surprising that this good luck seems to have come to a stop as he crashed today on the first stage of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon. He was seen clutching his right shoulder by the side of the road after a pile-up and was taken to hospital. If it is a broken collarbone he might be out for a while, and this certainly would interfere with his Giro training plans. Let's hope for the best and see him back on the road soon.

2 comments:

Judi said...

you think he'll still race in the tdf?

Sprocketboy said...

I recall when Alex Zuelle broke his collarbone, got pinned back together and was at the Tour de France two weeks later! Although Mr. Armstrong may not be as competitive as he had planned to be at the Giro, I am sure that, barring the unforeseen, he will be at the TdF this year if that had been in his plans. He was confirmed for the Giro and the Vuelta, I think, but not necessarily the Tour.