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Lance Armstrong and the U.S. Postal team will make its base in Spain this season. Mike Powell/Allsport
Fitter than ever
Armstrong believes best is yet to come
Bad news for Lance Armstrong's rivals: With his first race of the season just a few weeks away the American double Tour de France champion claims he is in better shape than ever and thinks the best years of his career are still ahead of him. With the U.S. Postal team under investigation for alleged doping in France, Armstrong and his teammates will be based in Spain this season, and the Tour of Murcia, starting March 7, is first on the calendar.
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