In the past, Lance Armstrong said he didn’t like losing. But during his comeback in 2009, he often said winning wasn’t everything.
All that said, 2009 included winning the Leadville Trail 100 after finishing second the previous year. Armstrong’s comeback year also saw the Texan win a race in which he finished second 18 years earlier — the Nevada City Classic.
To see Armstrong registered for the 2010 Miles of DisComfort Mountain Bike Marathon in Comfort, Texas on Jan. 30 could mean a couple of things: He’s looking to get in some mountain bike saddle time or finishing something left unfinished in 2008 — namely the Miles of DisComfort.
That year Armstrong dropped out of the 52-mile race with about 10 miles to go because of leg cramps, according to post-race reports. Apparently, the seven-time Tour de France winner’s water bottles kept falling off his bike, which led him to dehydrate.
A local newspaper reported that entries for the 2008 DisComfort spiked when word circulated that the then-retired Armstrong was going to race. Two years later and with more accolades under his belt, it’s a good bet the same will happen. It’s also safe to say Armstrong won’t suffer the uncomfortable cramps he did last time in Comfort. After all, unfinished business is unfinished business.