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Lance speaks out

For the first week of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong had little to say to the media, usually only a few brief words on leaving the team bus to go to sign-in in the morning, or after the race going from the bus to the car taking him to the team hotel. But after his consecutive stage wins in the Alps, the two-time defending champion spoke at length during the obligatory stage-winner’s press conferences. Among the issues that the U.S. Postal Service leader addressed were the upcoming stages in the Pyrénées, his continued improvement year after year, and his relationship with his former