Lance Armstrong’s Busy Day: On and Off the Course

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Lance Armstrong (center, white helmet) rides in a crowd at the Tour of California on May 17, 2010.

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On Thursday morning, it was a war of words with fellow cyclist Floyd Landis. By Thursday night, Lance Armstrong’s focus had shifted to his health.

The AP reveals how Armstrong’s injuries in the Tour of California forced him to exit the competition. The report shows that a main-group rider hit a patch of gravel and fell, causing a host of cyclists, including Armstrong to crash.

After an attempt to continue, eye and elbow pain proved to be too much, sending him to the hospital for X-rays.

“It was a relief to learn there were no breaks,” Armstrong told the AP. “I will take a few days to recover and be on the bike as soon as possible.”