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not a good day, as Lance and Holland lose...

Sunday,  07/11/10  04:26 PM

Man, some days are not good, and this is one of them...  got back *late* last night (3:30AM), slept for a while, woke up nursing my coffee and was in a great mood, still buzzed from the Death Ride yesterday and eagerly anticipating today's Tour de France stage and World Cup final.

So what happened?

Lance Armstrong has a tough stage 8, loses 12 minutes on GC and is out of contentionTour de France: Lance Armstrong blew up on the final climb of today's stage and lost a staggering 12 minutes on GC; he is now out of it.  He had a bad day - crashed twice, and almost a third time - but let's face it, he just doesn't have what it takes to compete at the highest level [anymore].  There was serious climbing on offer, a big selection about which I will have more to say later, and he couldn't hang with the leaders.  It is what it is, but it's sad.

Spain defeats Holland 1-0 in World Cup finalWorld Cup: Holland played Spain to an ugly 0-0 draw through regulation, but lost 1-0 in extra time.  I don't think it was a good game, too rough and not pretty.  Both sides had their chances - Robben almost gave us a goal in the second half - but in the end Spain was better.  It is what it is, but it's sad.

So be it...  But I don't have to be happy about it.  Not a good day :(

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