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Tour de Force, revisited

Thursday,  07/30/15  11:32 AM

An oldie but goodie, from the New Yorker ten years ago:

"Tour de Force"

One of my favorite New Yorker covers ever, amid heavy competition.  I posted this in 2005  along with a note celebrating Lance Armstrong's *first* retirement, after having just "won" his seventh consecutive Tour de France.  Who knew then that he was doping, that he would come back three years later, finish third, get embroiled in more doping controversies, and ultimately get caught, and that he would end up disgraced and forfeiting all those victories.  The one thing we can't take away from him is that he's a cancer survivor and founder of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, now known as Livestrong, and has raised more money for cancer research and help for cancer victims than any other individual ever.  I'm pretty ambivalent about Lance as an individual, but still a proud Livestrong supporter (and yellow band wearer).

I found this via my blogs Flight feature; interestingly I haven't posted on July 30 for seven years.  So now I have :)

 
 

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