Lance Armstrong won the final tune-up for the Tour de France, the Dauphine Libere. I finally decided to take the plunge and head over to France for the last week of July to catch Lance in the mountains and ride some of them myself. I couldn't pass up the chance to see the finest cyclist of his generation, the cancer survivor poster boy, live and in person, pursuing his fourth straight Tour victory. Who knows what will happen next year. Maybe he tires of the sport, maybe he gets injured, maybe he loses form. Life is short.