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Lance Armstrong bids farewell to France !
By Fabio
Date: 3/19/2002
Lance Armstrong bids farewell to France !

Thanks to Podofdonny for the info:

Well, seems that the "French Period" in the life of Lance Armstrong is definitvely over. No, I'm not talking about Le Tour of course. Perhaps due to the continuous suspsicions on him by French Press and the "strange" nvestigation into the U.S. Postal Service, perhaps because most of his friends fellow countrymen are already based in nearby Spain, Lance Armstrong decided to sell his Villa located in Villefranche-Sur-Mer, on the way to the Col D'Eze, above Nice.

True that the triple TdF Winner actually left France in January 2001 and moved to his new HQs in Girona, where he found his friends and Fellow Americans Tyler Hamilton, Dylan Casey, Jonathan Vaughters, Levy Leipheimer and George Hincapie and Christian Van de Velde. But this seems to be a definitive farewell to a country that never loved him so much: see the last Vasseur vs. Lance affair for reference. But that was just the last story in a long series made of suspicions, innuendos, investigations, Tv "Scoops" (which eventually proved not to be that "sensational" though) and other similar stuff.

Adieu, France!!

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