Armstrong on the right road for seventh Tour win

Lance Armstrong took advantage of the Tour de Georgia stage five post-race press conference to detai

Lance Armstrong took advantage of the Tour de Georgia stage five post-race press conference to detai
PIC BY TDWSPORT.COM Having complained of stomach troubles during Friday's fourth stage of the Tour de Georgia, Lance Armstrong was in the thick of the action on Saturday's stage five, helping set up Discovery Channel team-mate Tom Danielson for the victory. "I felt better than yesterday," Armstrong said, referring to both his stomach on stage four and the disappointment with his form after putting in what was a disappointing time trial on stage three. "And with the [retirement] announcement [on Monday], maybe that took a bit out of me. Clearly you can't do time trials like that and then win the Tour de France, that's for sure. "So I have to look at where I am," said the six-time Tour de France winner. "Is it a problem with time trialling, is it a problem with lack of time on the time trial bike, is it climbing, is it my condition, did I not do enough over the winter? I don't think so. While I was busy, I'd been busy the year before and two years before. I think I'm on track; I don't know that it's perfect, but I'm not far off. "The next three or four weeks after this will dictate a lot what happens in the summer," Armstrong continued. "And I know that - I know that I have to look at every aspect of cycling now: the training, the diet, the rest, the recovery, the focus, the lack of distractions - all of that stuff has to be perfect in order to win another Tour."
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