Sunday, July 24, 2005
THREE TO REMEMBER. On the 2005 Tour de France podium, left to right: Ivan Basso (2nd), Lance Armstrong (1st) , Jan Ullrich (3rd). There was not an epic struggle for Tour leadership as there has been in the past, particularly between Armstrong and Ullrich. But Basso and Ullrich did their best to unseat Armstrong in the mountains. In the end, they all end up with something more valuable than a tour victory: profound respect for each other and from all their sport.