- JULIET MACUR, Pub: July 6, 2009
LA GRANDE-MOTTE, France — With the wind whirling and whirring across a vast marshland during the Tour de France on Monday, Lance Armstrong did what he thought was natural. He pedaled to the front of the peloton just before the course turned.
For Armstrong, the seven-time Tour winner riding for Astana, it was the right move at the right time.
“I was just trying to stay up front, stay out of trouble, and then it happened,” he said later, after walking off his team bus with a huge smile. “It was good positioning, experience and a little bit of good luck.”