Lance Armstrong chases gold at Xterra
A year ago he left high competition cycling, but Lance Armstrong is not stopped. And much less retired. Today, in fact, he will compete in the Xterra Triathlon World Championship on one of the islands of the Hawaiian archipelago.
Although on paper there are other more favorites than him, Lance Armstrong, the seven-time winner of the Tour, will today be the attraction of the Xterra Triathlon World Championship, a test that will be held in Maui, one of the islands of the Hawaiian archipelago, about 1,5 km of swimming, 29,5 km of extremely hard mountain biking, since they have 1.200 meters of unevenness, and 9,8 km of cross country, from the forest to the beach.
Barely a month ago, in the first test of its kind in which he took part, he finished fifth. It was the United States Championship. There he caught morale and….
The problem is that participation is luxury, since he will face the German Jan Frodeno, the Olympic champion, Tim DeBoom, double winner of the Ironman, the South African Conrad Stolz, the Frenchman Nicolas Lebrun and the Spanish Eneko Llanos and Iván Raña, among many other favorites for the title.