Dateline: LIMOGES, France and BOULDER, Colorado
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Can Lance Armstrong win the Tour de France?
Will he win the Tour de France?
Can Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador co-lead team Astana?
These are just some of the questions that get answered on the latest edition of the Lanterne Rouge where host Roman Mica and his partner in cycling crime, James Raia discuss all of the action and news from the 2009 Tour de France
Raia, a journalist since 1976, is co-author of Tour de France For Dummies, a contributor to many publications and the National Cycling Examiner. is currently in France providing an unique inside the tour perspective in the the day's stage.
This is the eleventh time that he's had a first hand seat at the world's biggest and most popular bike race.
Wikipedia defines the cycling term "The Lanterne Rouge" as: the competitor in last place in a cycling race such as the Tour de France. The phrase comes from the French "Red Lantern" and refers to the red lantern hung on the caboose of a railway train, which conductors would look for in order to make sure none of the couplings had become disconnected.
Sometimes it must be noted that the Lanterne Rouge has the best view of the entire bike race.
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