Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mr. Armstrong, Why You Pick Fight??

--Looks like Tyler was accosted by Lance Saturday night!

"On Saturday night, Hamilton went to dinner with friends at Cache Cache in the town. During dinner, Hamilton left his table to go to the bathroom. As he walked out of the bathroom, an arm blocked his path. It was Armstrong, Hamilton told the magazine. Hamilton told the magazine Armstrong was confrontational. Armstrong says he greeted his former teammate by saying, “Hey, what’s up?"

Cyclingnews.com has also reported on this but with a more hostile version of the story:

"According to Hamilton’s version of events at the restaurant, Armstrong repeatedly asked Hamilton how much he had been paid to appear on '60 Minutes' and that the Texan’s legal team will "(expletive) destroy you," "tear you apart on the witness stand," and "make your life a living (expletive) hell."

Then, the restaurant owner (and friend of Lance), states:

"'It was not combative. It was not hostile... There were no threats. There were very few words exchanged. There was no scene made,' she said."

I mean, you're a local restauranteur and the town hero and personal friend comes in and starts a fight, whose side do you take?

I've heard from sources who were there that it was an uncomfortable exchange and that Lance was fired up. Clearly he's at the end of his rope.

--For the real story, check out the latest Toto.

--Wiggins is the latest to question Contador's presence at the Tour. I don't blame him.

--I said that yesterday's Tour de Suisse stage was unreal and so did the riders:

@ghincapie Bernie Cav and I hit 107. Scared for most of that descent.less than a minute ago via Twitterrific Favorite Retweet Reply

(107 kmph = 66.5 mph)

--On today's stage they were using the GoPro cameras!


--Sram Apex was out en force again at this year's Giro. Another testament to Sram's quality. These Apex rear d's cost about $50 and the PROs are using them on the hardest Giro climbs. I love it.

Millar's bike was a bit more flossin', though. He was decked out with XX on his Giro bike.

--Sram also did a Manufacturer's Challenge for the Tour of Cali to see what riders were riding. It's pretty cool to see the breakdown of brands.


  1. I've heard from Lance's former IB that he is just a big DB and a real pain in the ass. Makes me think of that song, Ring Ding Dong by Dr. Dre.