While everybody else rode today’s time trial stage with black wheels, Lance Armstrong turned some heads with another pretty cool art bike from artist Yoshimoto Nara.
Even his teammate, Alberto Contador, got a little stylish with his aero wheel.
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Contador’s amazing performance today is prompting questions on doping, which Contador declines to answer. Alberto Contador is known for his climbing prowess and dominates on the hills in the same way Lance Armstrong did in 1999. For him to beat time trialist Fabian Cancellara at his own game, however, invites suspicion. The riders are being tested daily and The Tour de France has so far remained free of doping controversy, though it can take a few weeks for some tests to be run.
Cancellara can’t figure out how he lost by six seconds and now claims Contador drafted for the win.
Team Radio Shack
As you all know, Team Radio Shack was announced today. Here they are on Twitter.
Elsewhere on Tour de France Stage 18
TdFBlog: Team Radio Shack.
Bike World News: Stage 18 Results.
Bicycle.net: Contador crushes.