Lance Armstrong – Inside the Leadville Mountain Massacre

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on August 18, 2009 12:47 am

One Aspen neighbor said of Lance Armstrong’s recent win at Leadville, “there is nothing in the world like this guy.  He is just legs and lungs.”  Six hours and 28 minutes of some of the most grueling riding in the world.  It starts in Leadville at 10,000 feet above sea level and then crosses over 14,000 feet in elevation.  The Tour de France is nice paved roads.  The tour de Leadville is…well lets just say it isn’t. 

“This guy is as much a genius as an athlete,” said Tom Anders.  “He paced himself incredibly well and when the tire popped he had just enough of a lead to fix the tire and still win.  We couldn’t believe it.”

In the last decent to the finish line Arstrong had a flat tire.  He filled the tire with canned foam and still managed to take first!  Score one for Aspen Ski Resorts new favorite son.