Cycling News: The Lovers and Haters of Lance Armstrong’s Comeback
Text by Ian Dille
The word was spreading on group rides and over post-race beers in Austin long before VeloNews leaked that Lance Armstrong was contemplating a comeback. Then Vanity Fair confirmed it.
Friends of mine who’d ridden with him were telling me his skin was paper-thin and that something big was in the works. Then Lance showed up at our weekly training throwdown, the Tuesday Nighter, and went toe to toe with the state’s best amateurs—a far cry from what he’ll face in the peaks of France, but a test, nonetheless.
The following day my Austin-based racing team’s blog was abuzz with the news and the local media awash with commentary. Now it’s our turn. Below, the top three lovers and haters, in this journalist’s biased opinion, of Lance’s comeback.
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