Thursday, January 20, 2011

ABC Wednesdays - A for Armstrong


This is Lance Armstrong with his Radio Shack team at the head of the peleton in today's stage of the 2011 Your Down Under. Lance Armstrong has been quite a draw card here in Adelaide; this is his third appearance in our special event and is to be his final race in the International Cycling Union's ProTour.

Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner, is also a cancer survivor. His return to racing three years ago was partly motivated as a chance to promote his cancer research message. Here is a video recorded three years ago when he arrived in Adelaide in which he talks about the race, South Australia and cancer.




This is the start of the eighth round of the ABC Wednesday meme which was initiated by Denise Nesbitt. To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions click here.

7 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

His cancer battle was arguably more amazing than his Tour wins.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Minh said...

I like this picture. We can see power and strength on everyone's face, especially Armstrong. How great he is!

AdelaideBen said...

It was a good result... but still a slightly sad last Hurrah for Lance. Still... I suppose he's in a position where he can choose when to go (and when to come back).

Hope this is one event that Adelaide doesn't get complacent with.

Torkona said...

Great idea for a blog. love adelaide, you should check out this Adelaide and South Australia blog for a few more shots :-) its only new, but gotta start some where! :-)

keep up the good work
- tork

Nick said...

I found your blog by chance. I am an old Adeladian and it's great to see the photos of my memories. Especially loved the Stobie pole...It is an ongoing joke amongst my family and friends in NSW.

Donna said...

Thanks for your sweet comment Gordon!
Been missing you! ...hope all is well with you...
hughugs

Steffe said...

Nice sport photo. I wonder if we will ever get the answer about the doping allegations concerning Lance Armstrong.