Lance's legacy? Getting us to ride

Updated: July 12, 2010, 3:56 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

With the Lance Armstrong era of the Tour de France crashing to a painful close along a road to the Alps on Sunday, this is the legacy he will be leaving. Armstrong has not only carried American cycling on his narrow shoulders, but more important, he has also spurred countless new cyclists onto the narrow shoulders of America's roadways.

We are there racing our Saturday morning group to the next road sign and pretending we are Armstrong in the yellow jersey on the Champs-Elysees. We ...

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