Update: Armstrong’s Bad Luck on Stage 3 Cobblestones
Lance Armstrong may have lost his chance to win an eighth Tour de France today after losing almost a minute to main rival Alberto Contador. Armstrong got a flat tire on a long section of bumpy, dusty pavé during the 132-mile race to Arenberg.
“Sometimes you’re the hammer, sometimes you’re the nail,” said Armstrong. “Today, I was the nail.”
Armstrong fell from fifth to eighteenth place in the overall standings, 50 seconds behind Contador.
Was it just bad luck or maybe bad tires? (And now a word from our sponsors…)