Armstrong hoping to win 7th TourLance Armstrong says, he is not riding the 2005 Tour de France to finish second. "Hopefully, I'll go out with a victory, leaving the impression perhaps that I can do another one if I really wanted to," he said. The Tour begins on July 2 with an 11-mile time trial between Fromentine and Noirmoutier-en-I'lle on the Atlantic coast. The 33-year-old Texan and father of three announced in April that he would retire after finishing this Tour on July 24. He already owns a record that most cycling experts expect to stand for decades: winning six consecutive Tours. Armstrong is pictured in a combination shot during a press conference in Challans three days before the official start.
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