Armstrong revisits Croix de la Sierra
GUEUGNON, France — Today’s stage at the Tour de France will mark a relevant day in Lance Armstrong’s life.
He will ride the Croix de la Sierra for the first time at the Tour since 1996. On that afternoon 14 years ago, Armstrong quit the Tour after the climb in the Jura Mountains. The weather was rainy and cold, and Armstrong was having problems breathing.
He thought he had a cold. Three months later, Armstrong was diagnosed with cancer, with doctors telling him the disease had spread to his lungs.
The Croix de la Sierra had not been a part of the Tour de France since 1996.