Armstrong Begins Final Tour
The 97th installment of the Tour de France starts this weekend, and it will be the last one for Lance Armstrong. Cycling’s biggest event begins Saturday with the prologue stage. The first official racing stage is Sunday. Earlier this week, Armstrong announced this will be his last time racing in the Tour. He has won the race a record seven times, all coming consecutively from 1999-2005. Spaniard Alberto Contador is the defending champ and has been the overall winner twice in the last three years. The Tour de France concludes on July 25th along the famed Champs-Elysees in Paris.