Then he flies out again…
On a short stopover between flights he insists to Samuel Abt of the International Herald Tribune that he is not there to meet Tour organisers ASO "Plenty of time for that next year". Earlier he said that his comments about his fears of riding in France had been blown out of all proportion admitting that "I wasn't that proud of it having to say I'm afraid of the French."
You can read the full story of Lance's brief trip to Paris here
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.