What will Lance gain if he returns? That's a loaded question
Lance Armstrong has done nothing to quash rumors he wants to return to the Tour de France in 2009 after three full years of sitting on the sidelines watching his sport convulse, nearly crash out of contention and then scrape itself off the asphalt and try to move toward a more credible future.If what VeloNews.com reported first is true and Armstrong plans to break the news in the monthly magazine Vanity Fair, some may find the name of the outlet fitting. Confusion reigned as the rumors -- still unconfirmed by any of the principals -- bloomed like algae on the surface of the mainstream media. What in the world could be motivating him? It couldn't be money, and it couldn't be titles. Could it be ego? Altruism, in the form of increased revenue for cancer research? Boredom? Enough with the tabloid headlines and the blondes, already. The need to respond in a different way to the doping innuendo that never dies, even though Armstrong never tested positive, and that stirs afresh every time some ex-teammate gets caught?