The Week That Was...

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04/5/2005| 0 comments
by Ian Melvin

The Week That Was...

Ian comments on the happenings in the world of cycling.

announcement" just before this year's Tour de Georgia on April 18. Rumours are circulating that he is due to announce an early retirement from the sport despite the fact that he has a two-year deal with his current team, Discovery Channel.

 

"I won't be doing the Tour forever," he was quoted as saying. "But it's still too early to talk about it. I will announce it to you, to the world, only later...To win a seventh Tour is now my objective. But seven would be just one more whereas six was magic."

 

Armstrong added that he has found it increasingly difficult to be away from his family.  "The long and many absences, the long distances make me want to say stop it, to return home and be near them."

 

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Let me know your thoughts and opinions at ian@roadcycling.com.

 

Till next week,

Ian

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