Tour de France Ends, Contador Reigns
Posted by Nancy on July 26, 2010
This years Tour de France has come to an end and once again (for the third time) Alberto Contador emerged victorious. The Spaniard held on to the lead during the final stages of the race despite a valiant effort by challenger, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg. Lance Armstrong was in the crowd to congratulate the winner of the yellow jersey and it felt as though the baton was being passed from the former champion to the reigning one. Lance finished in twenty third place, a much poorer showing than his last years finish at third place. Even so, Armstrong contends that he has no regrets about this final race of his illustrious career and suggested that his crashes and struggles with this years race won’t hold a large spot in his memories. Unfortunately, he is not leaving all the unpleasantness behind him. He is the subject of an ongoing U.S. investigation concerning drug usage and fraud. While it remains uncertain how things will work out from a legal aspect for Armstrong, it is clear that he has made an indelible contribution to the sport of bike racing and that legacy is not going to change.