Thursday, July 8, 2010

2010 Tour de France Stage Results 4 - Armstrong at #18 Spot

The 2010 Tour de France is here.  Lance Armstrong and Le Tour de France 2010 are two hot topics, especially for cyclists in America following this event. The Tour de France continues on, and stage four results are in.  The Tour de France Maillot Jaune is still on the back of Fabian Cancellara, who has been with the coveted jersey for three out of four stages in the tour.  Many people were a little disappointed that yesterday's stage 4 didn't bring the same pomp and circumstance as the third stage, when the cobblestone tripped up some of the masses.

American Lance Armstrong is at the #18 slot after getting a flat tire on the cobblestone.  He's looking upward on the leaderboard to Contador, his arch rival.  He's 2 minutes behind the leader - which is hours in cycling speak.

Of course anything can change at any moment.  Armstrong will have to shave his time down by 50 seconds or more to get a lead on Alberto Contador.

Of course, the 4th stage kept Armstrong even - which is the only thing to hope for at this time.  Armstrong needs to hope that his arch nemesis can get  caught up behind a wreck or have some issues on the road.  Otherwise, he risks not reaching the top of the leaderboards in the race.  There's still a long way to go, so here's to hoping for the best.

Today the Tour continues. The real competition will unravel as we make it to the mountain stages in the race. Still, Armstrong has to shave at least 2 minutes off his current time to catch up with Cancellara and over 50 seconds to eclipse his arch rival.  If anyone can do it, he can. 

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