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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Lance Armstrong and FRS Co., a maker of nutritional products for which the cyclist served as a spokesman, were accused of false advertising by linking Armstrong’s Tour de France victories to FRS’s products.

Armstrong in FRS’s television advertisements claimed that FRS’s energy and health supplements were Armstrong’s “secret weapon,” according to a proposed class-action lawsuit filed yesterday in federal court in Los Angeles. Consumers wouldn’t have bought FRS products, or would have paid less for them, if it hadn’t been for the misleading ads, according to the complaint.
So now I know why I never made the big time in (Masters) cycling. I was relying on FRS's energy and health supplements, which I thought were Lance's secret weapon, and so, I thought, would be mine. Little did I know that he had a secret secret weapon.


Actually, no, I never drank the Lance kool-aid.


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For maillot jaune Lance Armstrong, it was a "shitty day" as he told French TV's Jean-Rene Godard in a post-race interview. Armstrong suffered on the day's last ascent of the Col de la Schlucht, finishing 20th on the stage, 0'27 behind Weening in a 32 man chase group. "Clearly the team was not really on today and I wasn't feeling really good either, and the other teams did feel good. With situations like (today), it'll be hard to win the Tour, day in and day out. So now we have to evaluate where we are and make some adjustments."

Armstrong seemed genuinely perplexed when asked what went wrong today, saying, "I don't know. Perhaps we've been a little too active in the race, worked a little too much, maybe the guys are tired. I can't really comment without actually sitting down with them and saying 'what's wrong with you, how did you feel, what's your problem, was it your legs, was it the rhythm?


http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/road/200 ... ts/tour058" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Always love looking back on this kinda stuff. T-Mob and the other had their 'bank' near by and USPS didn't get theirs till the day after on the rest day. In retrospect, this might've been one of Lance's better rides!

p.s. look at the stage winner, yup, he's going to finish 2nd at certain stage race this week.


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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/03/w ... than-cars/

So I guess Armstrong now also has the EPA on his tail ;)

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Maybe that's the wrong link but it does not mention anything but that people who cycle are contributing to the carbon foot print. Aside from this story being utter BS where is the mention of Armstrong here.

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it was a joke, s-a.

meanwhile, we should consider writing to Orcutt. what a d**k.

VN had the same story: http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/03/ ... ent_276724

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Actually, I hoped the joke was quite obvious. :? I'll make sure to be clearer next time

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OK no problem.

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