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In Austin, the Tour will air on the Versus channel on Time Warner cable (Channel 470 and 1646 HD). Versus is part of the basic digital package. final podium. And he did it without having dominated in the mountains or the time trials, where he finished 10th and 16th.
Armstrong said this week that he has been encouraged recently and thinks some of his core traits are returning.
During scouting sessions of Tour routes in the mountains during the final week of June, Armstrong said he could feel his climbing ability coming back. He said he felt a decade younger. He also said he is recovering well, and pointed out that he took no break after his second-place showing in the Tour of Switzerland.
The day before he left for Rotterdam, Armstrong said, he clocked a near record on his final training session