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THE JOY OF SIX
Austin Murphy
August 02, 2004
Loving every minute of it, Lance Armstrong rode the field into the ground to win an unprecedented sixth Tour de France
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August 02, 2004

The Joy Of Six

Loving every minute of it, Lance Armstrong rode the field into the ground to win an unprecedented sixth Tour de France

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"By the time I get home," he says, "my girls"—twins Isabelle and Grace, who will be three in the fall—"will be potty-trained. They'll be riding bikes." Five-year-old Luke "is already swimming across the pool. How the hell can I miss stuff like that?"

As Armstrong spoke, a man named Eddie entered the room with a basket of clean laundry. Holding up a pair of inside-out cycling shorts, Eddie asked, "These are yours?"

"No," Armstrong said.

"These socks?"

Armstrong claimed the socks, adding, "That's my rain jacket, too."

"For sure this is yours," said Eddie, holding up a yellow jersey.

"Yeah," said Armstrong. "I'm the only guy who has one of those."

Now he is the only guy with six.

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