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Saturday, May 25, 2002
Lance has taken over the lead at the Midi-Libre. Looks like he is in good shape for the upcoming Tour de France which begins on July 6.
Tyler Hamilton's team did a great job of pacing him up towards the mountaintop finish in stage 13 of the Giro, but he wasn't able to pull away from the crowd and finished in 16th place, 41 seconds behind Julio Perez of Mexico. I've seen Hamilton lead out Lance in a similar fashion on the Tour de France, but I've never seen him pull away from a group and win in a mountaintop finish. There's still time though as there are several mountain stages left in the Giro. Tyler is in 11th place overall, 3 minutes and 38 seconds behind Jens Heppner of Team Telekom.
Reserved a copy of Shakey, the biography of Neil Young, at the local library.
Went on a good 40-mile ride on the Trail today. It was an overcast, cool to warm day, nearly ideal for cycling (I seem to say that a lot. Maybe every day is ideal for cycling). For the fourth time in two years I rescued someone who had broken a chain. The man, accompanied by his two children on their bikes, had coasted and walked about 10 miles and had another 3 or 4 to go.
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