Skip to comments.Lance Armstrong gives it a go in the Pyrenees (spoiler alert)
Posted on 07/20/2010 11:12:13 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey
With a rest day looming and the contenders looking to preserve some energy for Thursdays showdown atop the Col du Tormalet; it set up the perfect scenario for a breakaway to escape the peloton and take victory in Pau. Tuesdays stage 16 was by no means a day off for the field, featuring two Category 1 climbs and two monstrous Hors Category climbs before a 60 kilometer run in to the finish.
Admitting that he dog-eared this page in the race book before the Tour started; Lance Armstrong and his teammate Chris Horner escaped with seven other riders early in todays stage. Armstrong attacked several times on the slopes of the Col du Soulor and split the group in two, but in the end, the breakaway came back together on the descent and stayed together on the climb up the Aubisque.
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GO LANCE, GO!!
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