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'Finish' will have to be enough for Lance

Updated: July 20, 2010, 6:09 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

PAU, France -- It wasn't meant to be for Lance Armstrong in the 2010 Tour de France, for a myriad of reasons. But Tuesday, when his race narrowed from the panorama of three weeks to one finish line, the explanation for why he didn't win was simple.

"I wasn't fast enough in the end," Armstrong said, the chin strap from his helmet dangling under a face covered with road grime.

The seven-time champion's competitive options in what could be the final race of his career started to ...

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