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#pounditSunday, September 24, 2023

Lance Armstrong Causes Delay at Tour with Black 28 Cancer Jerseys

We already pointed out the news that Alberto Contador won the Tour de France, making most of you yawn. I get it. How many people are interested in watching a bunch of skinny dudes in tight shirts and even tighter shorts pedal around on their bicycles? Not many. But an interesting side story to the final stage of the Tour was the delay caused at the start of the race by Lance Armstrong.

The cancer survivor and cycling legend persuaded his Radio Shack team to put on black jerseys with the number 28 on the back to represent the 28 million people fighting cancer. The problem is the team was notified they would be disqualified from the race if they didn’t wear their proper jerseys and numbers and that’s what led to the 15 minute delay at the start. It wasn’t until they completed the final stage of the race that they put their 28 shirts back on to show support for cancer patients. With actions like these, it’s easy to see why so many people are in denial over Floyd Landis’ accusations regarding Livestrong Man.

Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images


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