Friday, March 27, 2009

Speaking of Lance... anyone heard from Lance Hayman lately?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day to Day Recovery

So there is an awesome x-ray image on the 12 screws in Lances clavicle here at CNN.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lance has Surgery



He had 12 screws put in his clavicle.

via twitter: "howdy folks. Made it thru. Took longer than we thought. Playing with my kids right. Making me feel A LOT better."

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Update on Lance

Johan Bruyneel, "Lance's boss," says:

“This has no impact on the Tour at all. I don’t think this changes anything for the Tour de France. It’s too early to say about the Giro. Being at the start of the Giro isn’t a problem, but he has to have a decent level to be competitive. We may have to change our focus and try to do the Giro with another mentality.”

(Lance wanted to do Italy's version of the Tour de France too this year. It is in May.)

A doctor says:
"For a high level athlete, we generally practice an osteosynthesis, which means that we fix the collarbone with some material [metal plates, screws, wires, etc.]. Ten days or two weeks afterwards, he can train on the rollers again," said Nicolet, who believes that Armstrong could be back riding his bike on the road in three weeks.

Team Astana continued the Spanish race where Lance crashed. Lance's teammate Levi won today's time trial, with Alberto Contador (also on the team) taking 2nd.

---from velonews.com and www.cyclingnews.com

Monday, March 23, 2009

Directly from Lance Armstrong, via Twitter

I'm alive! Broken clavicle (right). Hurts like hell for now. Surgery in a couple of days. Thanks for all the well wishes.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

10 cm?


(The photo finish, from gazzeta.it)

Mark Cavendish won today's Milan-San Remo race in Italy by about 10 cm.

The race was 185 miles long, and Cavendish averaged 27.6 mph.

Lance Armstrong was in the second major group after he fell behind on the second-to-last major climb.

Saturday, March 14, 2009