Lance Armstrong returns; cycling comeback starts in Australia January 19, 2009 - Members of the media surround Lance Armstrong and other riders on Sunday in Adelaide, Australia, before the start of the Cancer Council Classic, a prelude to the Tour Down Under. Image Credit: Jamie McDonald / AFP / Getty Images
A Tweet And A Test For Lance
After spending the weekend in Los Angeles participating in a fundraising event in conjunction with NIKE and many trendy young artists at the Motalban Theater called "Stages", Lance Armstrong flew to Nice France to train and catch up with his team. He was there about 36 hours when he launched this Tweet!
A Twitter logged 3-11-2009 12:pm PT:
Sitting down and eating dinner and guess what? Knock knock. Anti-doping control. This is the 23rd one since the comeback.
This is important to note because Lance officially began his comeback about the time Barack Obama took the oath of office to become the President of the United States.
Using January 19, 2009 as the time that the Lance Rides Again Comeback actually started, and today being March 11, 2009 ... that makes it that Lance Armstrong can expect an avarage of one test request per 2.26 days.
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The next time anyone says that Lance rides dirty remember the above statistic ... Lance Armstrong has the strongest case I've ever heard of to lay claim as the most drug tested athlete on Earth ... and of all time.
In the run up to the 2009 Tour de France, the testing will only become more frequent giving a reason why Mr. Armstrong probably has the best first name ever for this type of intensive scrutinity.
That's right ... LANCE!
Blood test, please, Mr. Armstrong.