how many of the Americans are keeping up with the tour at this very moment?
how many know that Lance Armstrong is the fifth-most-paid sports person in the US following Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Anna Kournikova? that he is a sports icon over here? that he has been dominating professional road cycling (something Americans traditionally don't do very well - at least from a chauvinistic Italian/Spanish/Basque/Belgian/Dutch perspective)for the past five years? that he's set to break all kinds of records, including winning Le Tour for an unprecedented 6th time (providing he wins on the Champs Elysees sunday week plus again next year)? risen from the dead after having been written off due to testicular cancer?
oh yeah, and Tyler Hamilton (another US-boy) is still in fifth place, going strong after breaking a collarbone a week ago?
you guys should rightfully be proud as hell. try and catch up on the third-largest televised sports event (after olympic games and World Cup Football) - it is still on for a couple of weeks.
[ July 14, 2003, 11:35 AM: Message edited by: ngeso ]