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Armstrong: questions answered

2004 July 16
by Skip Sauer

Today was moving day at the 2004 Tour de France. Maybe the snooping French media motivated Lance Armstrong. Regardless, the US Postal team put in the big grind at the head of the Peloton, and Armstrong left all the major challengers in his wake on the final climb. He finished second (same time as the winner, Basso), putting minutes between him and Ulrich, Mayo, and Hamilton.

Armstrong’s odds at Betfair have tumbled: from 0.7-1 (59% probability of winning) on Wednesday morning to 0.3-1 (76%) now. Only a disaster would seem able to block Armstrong winning his 6th straight Tour.

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