Running a marathon on an hour or less training a day is more difficult than winning the Tour on seven hours of daily training. For the level of conditioning I have now, that was without a doubt the hardest physical thing I've ever done. Even the worst days on the Tours, nothing was as hard as that, and nothing left me feeling the way that I feel now in terms of just sheer fatigue and soreness.
Geert zwol van trots terwijl hij dat voorlas, deze morgen aan het ontbijt. Armstrong eindigde in 2:59:37, net geen drie uur en dat was het doel dat hij zichzelf had gesteld. Maar if you told me with 3 miles to go: you're going to do 3:05, I wouldn't have cared.