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MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010, NOON

High Noon: End of the road

Lance Armstrong finished nearly 40 minutes behind winner Alberto Contador. (Associated Press)
Lance Armstrong finished nearly 40 minutes behind winner Alberto Contador. (Associated Press)

Lance Armstrong finished nearly 40 minutes behind winner Alberto Contador.

PARIS – Lance Armstrong didn’t want to go out this way.

In his final Tour de France, the seven-time champion popped a tire, crashed and struggled up the mountains. Worse, he appears to be the target of a U.S. federal investigation into doping and fraud allegations while a rider on the US Postal team.

One Tour too many? Maybe.

Still, he maintained he had no regrets despite the ignominious ending of No. 13 – nearly 40 minutes behind the leader, former teammate and rival Alberto Contador.

In addition, Armstrong faces accusations of doping by former teammate Floyd Landis. Do you think Armstrong used performance enhancing substances?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.







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