Lance Involved in Crash During Race in Spain


Lance was involved in a crash during the first stage of Spain?s Vuelta Castilla y Leon cycling race. He has been taken to the hospital. We do not have specific information at this time. Please send Lance your well wishes by posting here on this blog or by donating to the LIVESTRONG global campaign efforts. We will keep you up to date as soon as we know more.


  1. David Engle says:

    Don’t let this stop you, Lance! I know you’ll see this
    setback as an opportunity to defy additional limits. Be
    well and know there are lots of us thinking of you and
    this new recovery ahead!
    Best regards,

  2. ryan says:

    hope that wing feels better soon man. you’re a fighter.

  3. judy and larry chavez says:

    what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger–our prayers to you

  4. Ian Sarri says:

    Hope you get well soon, and on the bike again. Keep up your fight against cancer. You are the greatest.

  5. Sheri says:

    Lance we are all praying for you here. God Bless.

  6. Justine says:

    Best wishes for a quick recovery from the collarbone fracture. Justine

  7. JV Duque says:

    Hope its not serious and that he comes back stronger. Can’t wait to see him back on the Tour de France.

  8. lowez says:

    my prayers to you lance! you are a very strong person! just onother test.

  9. Sian Lynch says:

    I’m sure a fall like this won’t keep you down lance. its inspiring to watch you race, and hope to see you back on the bike soon!
    Get well soon!

  10. Jen says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery so you can have a speedy finish for Livestrong this season!

  11. John P. says:

    Sorry to hear about your mishap Lance. Get well soon and jump right back on the bike! It’s great to see you out there on the road.

  12. Maj says:

    Just heard about the crash. Hope you get well soon Lance

  13. dakapo says:

    Hope you’re ok and back on the bike again soon.
    You are inspiring, Lance!

    Best wishes from Germany

  14. Tomas says:

    That was bad news. I really hope you are back
    on the bike really soon. You are a true fighter!

  15. Peter Thomas says:

    Wishing all the very best Lance. I’m sure it hurts like hell but compared to what you’ve been through before, its a walk in the park. God speed and a swift recovery.
    Peter Thomas
    Cancer Survivor – Wales UK

  16. Brett Tinder says:

    Glad to hear it was a clean break, hope your recovery is quick!

  17. Kevin Henderson says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. All the best, Kevin.

  18. biker_b says:

    Spanish press says broken shoulder …

  19. Martin says:

    I wish you all the best – get well soon, Lance!

  20. Lori Broach says:

    I’m sorry to hear about the crash. I hope you have a quick recovery. I’ll be thinking of and praying for you.

  21. Shannon says:

    Lance, hope you are right as rain soon. We believe in you and your cause!

  22. Erin says:


    I hope you get well soon. Your such a inspiration to so many people! My brother died of Liver Cancer several years ago. And for the first time I walked for Relay for Life. What a experince that was. I knew that I was not alone. That in my small little town of Hood River, OR there were so many people those lives were effected in some way or another by cancer. And I know that there are so many more people who are effected.

    Stay strong, and I wish you all the best. My prayers are with you.


  23. Sam says:

    Speedy recovery, Lance! It might set you back a little but I’m sure that you will continue to push on and defy yet one more obstacle!!

  24. Lynda says:

    “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!”
    Rocky Balboa

  25. jrc315 says:

    I wish you a speedy recovery Lance! I wish you all the best and know this won’t keep you down! Take care and God Bless!

  26. Randy says:

    only one thing to remember man, LIVESTRONG!

  27. BMcD says:

    Just a small challenge to overcome. We at Day1 are wishing you a speedy recovery. You are an inspiration to us all.

  28. Phil says:

    Really sorry to hear about your crash. Man, you have been through worse. Keep your chin up and remember to LIVESTRONG!! Take care

  29. Marcus says:

    get well soon, lance !
    I hope you recovers fast ! I´m with you. Best regards from germany.

  30. Ophelia says:

    Sorry to hear about the accident. Praying for your quick recovery Lance…you’re a hero to many!

  31. tirso says:

    i wish you all the best-god bless you lance, you inspire lot of people around the world!

  32. John S says:

    Get well soon buddy! You’re an inspiration!

  33. Yvonne Sanchez says:

    Succss is never final, failure is never fatal, it’s courage that counts. Keep it up I pray for a speedy recovery and everyone here is behind you!

  34. Hope all goes well with the recovery, Lance! The collarbone should heal quickly … and you’ll be back at the front of the Peloton in no time. I’m sure that all of the LIVESTRONG Challenge staff, volunteers and participants wish you well!

  35. Eduardo Garcia says:

    I really sorry about this accident. I hope you get well soon, and take this with your usual courage. And if it is possible, it would be good to see you at Giro, but if it’s not possible, don’t worry, the Tour is still waiting for you. As you, we work hard in my country (Guatemala) fighting against cancer.

  36. Ivan says:

    Forza Lance ti vogliamo al giro d’Italia ..non mollare

  37. Alice says:

    Take it easy and heal up soon…

  38. Per Drews says:

    Sorry to hear about your crash. I hope for a fast recovery. You are a amazing person, and a true fighter.
    Live fast, Live strong, and never ever give up!!!!
    Best regards from Denmark….

  39. Donald says:

    …be back soon,we all need you!!!
    thanks for all those great moments,
    we love you Lance…..

  40. Brienne Fisher says:

    Glad it wasn’t more serious and hoping it doesn’t keep you out of the Giro! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  41. Karen O'Grady says:

    Sorry to hear about the fall. I hope you bounce back quickly so we can once again see you at the Tour!

  42. Darren Gladstone says:

    Hey Lance – bad luck old bean but I’m 100% sure that this is one small accident that will not deter you. Good luck with the recovery.

  43. Donald says:

    …be back soon, we all need you!!!
    Thanks for all those great moments,
    we love you Lance……

  44. Kai Mengel says:

    Best wishes for your recovery!
    Hope to see you during the Tour!

  45. Missy says:

    I hope you aren’t in much pain. Heal quickly.

  46. Tom says:

    All the best on a speedy and healthy recovery.

  47. tite says:


  48. Matt McGinty says:

    Get well Lance! No Gifts is right I guess…


  49. Dan Rosen says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Hope to see you back out on the road and racing again soon.

  50. Juliana Anich says:

    Lance, it´s only a stone in your road, it´s nothing for you! Recuperate pronto!! y Livestrong más que nunca!!

  51. Martijn says:

    I hope you will recover soon, Lance! You still have to do some nice things in the Giro and Tour!

    Greetings from the Netherlands

  52. Natalie Shattuck says:

    Hang in there champ we are praying for you!

  53. Camille says:

    My thoughts go to Lance. Hope to see you back on the bike soon and in France for the Tour
    I’m french and Lance’s fan

  54. clive gooch says:

    Good luck for a speedy recovery, hope to see you back in the peloton soon.

  55. Scott Joy says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery and return to the global campaign. Superheroes get beat up way too much!

  56. Bill Godfrey says:

    Live Strong Lance!

  57. Reno says:

    Just, keep living strong Lance.
    Hope to see you in good health,this summer in France.

    An other greeting from The Netherlands.

  58. nicci drew says:

    Oh Lance! So sorry to hear about your bad luck. We ache for you… Some days really are better than others, hey? Thinking of you and knowing you will be composed, courageous and healed soon.

  59. Mike L says:

    How unfortunate. Good luck on your recovery and I’ll be looking forward to your return. I’m sure in the grand scheme, this is a small set back. God bless and Godspeed.

  60. Kay says:

    Hope your recovery is a fast one. We need you on the bike and in the peloton.

  61. Tom Skelton says:

    have a speedy recovery lance. Can’t wait to see you back in the tour!

  62. Annemieke says:

    I hope you are not in much pain and wish you a speedy recovery. Hope to see you back doing your great job soon. One positive side to all this: you’ll be back with your loved ones sooner than expected. Get well soon!

  63. Sharon says:

    Best wishes for a speedy and pain-free recovery. Just one more in a long list of challenges to show your amazing ability to succeed. You are a truly amzing athlete who has parlayed fame into a global gift. LiveSTRONG!

  64. Tammy says:


    Here’s to a speedy recovery. Hopefully you’ll be back on the bike in no time. I’m counting on you to win the Tour de France in July. A big fan…

  65. Moises & Tony says:

    We wish you a full recovery champ, you are the best. Get well for the tour.

  66. Jana Glover says:

    I am so sorry to hear that you were in a crash today. I know you will heal quickly and be back on the bike before you know it. I am going to Italy to see you win the Giro this year. Take care, my friend, and don’t despair.

  67. Stephen says:

    Lance!!! I’d offer to fill in for you while you mend; but, probably won’t work out…. I gotta job ‘ya know!!!! So you’ll just have to get well soon. Seriously: prayers are with you!

  68. trigg says:

    wishing you the best from charlotte, nc. people look up to you in ways that far outreach the cycling community. hoping and praying for a speedy recovery.

  69. R. Payne says:

    Lance, You are truley an inspiration to millions across the globe. You have beaten greater things in your life you will also beat this small setback.

  70. J.T. Martin says:

    So sad to hear of your injury today. Best wishes for a full & speedy recovery!

  71. Heather Purcell says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Lance….LIVESTRONG!

  72. Denny & Calvin M says:

    Lance “liveSTRONG” a minor set back to the master plan.
    We all have your wheel !!!!

  73. miromirinda says:

    All the best, from Pécs, Hungary.
    You’re my idol. Please recover fast, i will be there in Milano on 17th may.. I hope, You will be there too.
    Sorry for my bad english.


  74. lisa mclaughlin says:

    Lance…You are in our prayers for a complete and fast recovery…may your collarbone heal completely. So sorry to hear of your accident.

  75. Albert E says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    You are such an inspiration to many of us.

    God bless!

    -Albert (Philippines)

  76. My heart and strength are with you Lance! Though I am sure you do not need it – look forward to seeing you back on track soon.

  77. Ryan B. says:

    Hey Lance, I pray you recover quickly. You know this is just a part of it and I know you’ll be back on your bike in no time. Thanks for all you’re doing.

  78. Angie Suttles says:

    Praying for you a speedy recovery.

  79. Tony Q says:

    We get knocked down, but we stand up again!
    God be with you.

  80. Roman says:

    I’ve heart about your crash. Good luck for a speedy recovery and a fast return to the stage. I hope to see you in good health in Italy this may. Greetings from Austria

  81. Venessa says:

    Sorry to hear what happen. Were praying for you Lance. Wish you well and god bless.

  82. umberto says:

    forza lance. ti aspettiamo al giro e al tour.
    saluti dall italia

  83. tclifton says:

    Sorry to hear the bad news. I know he will bounce back, just pray it is fast for the “cause” and his desire as a cyclist.
    prayers are with you lance!

  84. Aaron O says:

    Heal quickly Lance, I will be thinking positive thoughts for your recovery. Remeber what we in the Marine Corps always say…Pain is just weakness leaving the body. Semper Fidelis.

  85. Todd Anzeveno says:

    Lance, they have clear duct tape now! You could patch it up and no one would ever know!

    That’s got to suck, I can imagine wanting to train hard and not being able to because of that injury. I’m sure you’ll find a way to work around it. See you in France!

  86. df says:

    Hope you recover soon lance need to see you in the tour again keep livingstrong

  87. Gail Kelly says:

    Sorry to hear about your crash and injury Lance, take care and hope you are back to normal soon, it wont be the same race without you xxx

  88. Well, they say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Therefore, since you’re not dead, this is going to make you stronger! 😉 Sorry to hear about the accident. Good luck with a speedy recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  89. Chris says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Lance!

  90. Phil Rodin says:

    Hope this doesn’t keep you off the bike too long. You are and have been such an inspiration to so many of us. Take care – We want to see you back soon.

  91. Steve Kazimir says:


    Get better soon. That number 8 is on the horizon.
    You?re a machine.

    You?re the man!!


  92. Jim says:

    Hope your ok buddy, the whole worlds a much better place with you in it.

  93. HRK says:

    LiveSTRONG Lance!! Keeping in mind all you have overcome has gotten me through some very hard losses (son, Dad) in my life. You are such an inspiration! Best Wishes for a speedy recovery.

  94. Bara (Czech Republic) says:

    I wish you a good luck for a speedy recovery and I hope to see you ride a bike again soon…


  95. Helene B says:

    An unfortunate event, but one from which you will bounce back. All the best for a speedy recovery – LiveStrong…
    See you on the Champs Elysées on July 26th!

  96. Hance says:

    stay cool, no panic.. focus on recovery; we all know you’ll kick back 😉

  97. Ed says:

    So sorry to hear about your crash. Your message is so much more important that your results, and I know that even a setback like this will not diminish your efforts to raise awareness. Speedy recovery and God bless.

  98. Bette11 says:

    You’ve been through a lot worse than this! Get well soon – I suffered a broken collarbone and was back fairly quickly – painful but you’ll recover fast!

    Best wishes – can’t wait to see you back on the bike!

  99. Richard says:

    I hope you will recover very quickly.
    I am waiting to see you back in France in July !

  100. Pastyrz says:

    Good luck with a recovery. I believe you will at Giro and you will strong – LIVESTRONG 🙂

  101. I know you are going to be fine Lance. You are not done yet – no way! I am sending you more strength and perserverence for your speedy recovery.

  102. Scott says:

    Just a small setback, nothing major. Just remember, the pain means your alive! Use this as a tool to spread the LIVESTRONG message and show the power of determination!

  103. Laurent Tournoux says:

    LANCE, I broke my shoulder in 2005 and a few days after the surgery, I trained on my home trainer. Two months later I was back in races, stronger and more motivated than before. I win more races…
    I’m sure that you will be back very soon and I’m waiting for you, on your bike for climb training in the Pyrénées mountains (I live in Pau – south west of France).
    Whish You all the Best.
    Please come back stronger than ever and win The Tour de France, AGAIN. We ALL need YOU

  104. Navjiwan K Khalsa says:

    May God bless Lance and heal him quickly.
    May his gift of spirit be returned tenfold.

  105. Ludo says:

    Lance, I am really sorry to learn about that crash. Keep cool, and focus on recovery. I will see you in TdF strong, there is no doubt in my mind about that.

    Best wishes from Belgium a Slovakia.

  106. Matt von Tscharner says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. As someone who has broken their colar bone…I know it’s not fun…and painful!

  107. Megatrófico says:

    Yesss , now Alberto Contador has free way to lead the race with any problem. Sorry for him but the team is the most important in this crapy time

  108. rachel h`` says:

    hope you recovery quick and we love you here in Fla

  109. Laura says:

    No Lance, I can’t believe! Have a speedy recovery.
    We are with you.

  110. simon taylor says:

    my daughter sends her best wishes……and as a 9 year old she believes anything is possible and so do I. speedy recovery and best of luck in the race on the road and race in the body.

  111. david balfour says:

    I know where you are right now, I broke mine last thursday crashing my bike. It’s already easier. Good luck

  112. Jen Vargas says:

    Get well soon, Lance! I hope you heal super fast 🙂

  113. Robert Hansler says:

    Get well soon Lance. No Lance, no race, simple as that. The world needs L.A. The cycle world needs L.A. You will never be ‘first loser’ Lance, even if you came in last you have still won. End of!

    Robert Hansler

  114. Jamie Lindsay says:

    Improvise, adapt and overcome! Just a little deeper than a flesh wound. Now the world begins to wonder, can he, will he? Damn straight he can and he will.
    You have the rest of the cycling world right where you want them! Thinking and wondering. They are not paid to think and they will wonder how you beat them.
    I worry for your stationary trainer as it is about to take a thrashing!
    LiveSTRONG? Freakin A

  115. tsv says:

    Lance, you have 200,000 Twitter fans wishing you well. You can do this. Hang in there!

  116. SERDAR says:

    Hope you ok.and strong.I send you pozitif energy in North Cyprus Nicosia.God save LANCE

  117. walter6677 says:

    hoping a quick recovery lance ,, all the best..

  118. Paolo says:

    I migliori auguri di pronta guarigione e un arrivederci a presto sulle strade del “Giro” da Paolo e Ory.

  119. lisajanae says:

    Know you’ll be at the Giro in May regardless of whether on or off the bike…cancer doesn’t sleep and neither do you! Rest, recover, rehabilitate and of course LIVESTRONG!!!

  120. Simon says:

    Hope you’re ok…best of luck with the recovery and rest of the season. You can do it!!!

  121. Lance Else says:

    Lance, heres to a quick recovery, get well soon and back in the saddle to kick ass.

  122. Chris., England, says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery from all your fans in England, see you at TDF – stay out at the front to avoid the crashes ! Best Wishes .

  123. Marco says:

    Get well soon!, best of luck and keep cool!

  124. Julio says:

    Te deseamos una pronta mejoria. We need your leadership and advocay in the fight against cancer.

  125. Robert Ross says:

    i wish the best and fastest of recovery 🙂

  126. oscarjet says:

    Come on Lance ! you are strong !! Hope you OK early !!!
    Come on !!!! You can !

  127. Henrik says:

    Hi Lance

    Sorry to hear about your crash….but know you will gain more power to reach your goals for 2009….and dont forget your most important goal is the Tdf…looking forward to see you win number 8.

    Best regards


  128. Natalie Coomans says:

    Lance, you look very sharp and pale on the video and pictures. Take good care of yourself. Take some time off with your family, recover and you will be back for the Giro ! Keep the faith ! All the best !

  129. Greg says:

    Don’t worry, you can get over this…I seem to recall you overcoming something much worse….hmmm 😉
    I bet you’ll come back better than ever!

  130. Max says:

    Heal-Strong Lance!

  131. Amy says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery from Southern California!

  132. anne says:

    i was scared when i heard it, but i have it in good faith that you will recover soon and good and will be back on the bike in no time.i can’t wait to see you in the tdf again! all the best well wishes from holland.

  133. Kerrie Rueda says:

    Sorry about your crash and your injury. Wishing you a speedy recovery so you can get back to the great work you’ve been doing on the bike and taking the LIVESTRONG message global! Your army is behind you!

  134. mario reyes says:

    Don’t count out yet!!! Not a Lance fan but mark my words. Clavicle plate surgery in U.S.A. On bike within 2 weeks. Plenty of time for TDF. Small bump on the road. Sorry Contador you are not free to sail yet!!

  135. Jody says:

    Lance you are the man. If anyone can rebound from an injury quickly it is you. I believe in you man! What fun would cycling be if there wasn’t pain involved. JUST DO IT!

  136. Madelyn Poe says:



  137. Bob says:

    Not to trivialize today’s injury, but in your life you’ve certainly been thrown bigger curve balls.

    As you well know, determination and adaptability are the keys to success when plans come unraveled.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a great ‘Plan B’!

  138. RaySutton says:

    Hope you are soon back on the bike, my very best wishes – ray

  139. Kam says:

    Lance I’m sorry to hear about your crash.I hope that you make a speedy recovery and wish you the best of luck! You are in our prayers!

  140. aria says:


    I believe that you can pass this examinatio then hope get well soon ! God Bless You
    Best personal regards,
    aria from Bandung, Indonesia

  141. Fethi says:

    Hey Lance, i hope you’ll get well soon.
    All the best wishes from Germany.

  142. Knute Rockne says:

    Crash? broken bones? what are you getting old?

  143. Dereesa Reid says:

    Nothing can keep a good Texan down!

    Be well soon!

  144. John R says:

    Lance: Now we have two things in common. I lost a testicle to cancer in 1971 and broke a collarbone biking in 2004. At 64 I’m still livingstrong so at 37 I’m sure you’ll recover and be back in it soon.

  145. benjamin says:

    Rest, Recover, and come back to continue to Kick ASS !!! You needed a new challenge! Hope will continue to ride again !!

  146. Dick Stewart says:

    I commiserate. No racing war story here, but 25 days ago, I had a Grade 3 A-C Separation, (ligaments are toast but no clavicle break) coming home from a ride with Velo LaGrange in Santa Monica. I was two blocks from home.
    Since I am not an (ahem!) elite athlete, no surgery. I trust I will get back on my bike, and so will you.

  147. Howie Ronay says:



  148. Phil says:

    You are always an inspiration! Now, Lance, show us your best recovery face.

  149. Thomas says:


    If you can overcome cancer we know you can overcome your recent injury. Train hard but take care of that shoulder. We’ll see you at the Tour de France in July.

  150. GB says:

    I feel your pain brother. I went over the bars 2 weeks ago and broke my collarbone and shoulder blade. The first week or so is rough, but by week 2 you will be feeling much stronger. You’ll be back in no time! Here’s to a speedy recover for you and I…Cheers!

  151. ces says:

    get well soon pal. Your a legend in cycling and we want you back on the road. Keep up.
    From: Batangas Philippines cyclist.

  152. Jacquie Albulet(PEETIEGIRL) says:

    Lance ;We heard about the crash. I am a surgical tech. I work with Surgeons who do the kind of surgery that you will be having! The results are very good for someone as athletic as you. I know that you will be back on your bike soon. I also would love to see you win the Giro, and be involved in the Tour de France!!! Jacquie (PEETIEGIRL) Albulet

  153. Michael says:

    I know you will probably never see this, but I wish you the best of luck recovering. I was recently in a terrible accident where a car turned left in front of me while riding. It’s going to be awhile before I can ride again and take a lot of effort, but you’ve been an enormous inspiration. You’re an incredible man and I’m thankful to have you as a hero. Hope will Ride Again

  154. Marko says:

    Lance…i know this is hard for you and for your fans.
    But you’ve been through a lot more difficult situations.
    Have a fast recovery and I’m so sure you’ll get there! We are with you!

  155. Bora LA, vais melhorar rapido e dentro em pouco estás de volta ao ritmo…
    Tudo de bom.

  156. Maria says:

    Lance, our prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. Stay strong.

  157. Dear Lance,

    I met you at the LAF advocacy day in Austin and gave you a copy of my Brandi’s journal where she wrote about you and your book. I will always be grateful for the inspiration you were to her during her cancer journey.

    I am so sorry to hear about your accident and will be keeping you in my prayers for a fast recovery.

    We are working on getting a LIVESTRONG army in Wharton Texas. Thanks for all you do for those with cancer. You are such an inspiration to so many.

    Marguerite Ward

  158. Asya says:

    We’re all with you, Lance. We know you can do this, and you will heal in time for the Tour de France. Your 8th victory’s awaiting you!

  159. Dear Lance,

    You have endured many set backs and you pushed through them all. Our thoughts are with you at this time as you get through another one. We are thinking of you as you begin your healing process.

    Live Strong,

    The Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps
    LaCrosse, Wi

  160. Marilyn from Houston says:

    We are all cheering you on in your recovery from the accident. Adversity seems to make you stronger, so let this be no exception.

  161. perigot philippe says:

    Cher Lance,
    Je te souhaite un rapide rétablissement, pour le courage, je sais que tu en as tellement!!! Nous aimerions et espérons tant te voir cet été sur le tour de France. You are the best.

  162. marie-paule cayuela says:

    What a happiness when I heard that yoy will come back.
    So years, so emotions and when I heard that you failed, I was horrified.
    Because you suffer and I think you’re so disapointed.
    I pray for your fast recuperation ans wish the best of luck for the tour de France and Giro.
    your fight for cancer is so marvellous and I have so admiration for the man and the champion.
    I will go to ” MY” RUE DE rivoli,where I can meet amercan people.
    So, I wait you . A french girl of LORIENT.

  163. jesus says:

    Vamos Lance.Animo desde España.Seguro que vas a recuperarte muy pronto.Eres un ejemplo para nosotros.goooooooooo¡

  164. catweazle1951 says:

    hi lance not much to add to everyone else except i really hope you do recover quick enough to ride in the big stage races as you are an inspiration to us all.

  165. Adolf says:

    Ich wünsche Ihnen eine rasche Genesung und hoffe sehr das Sie bei der Tour dabeisein können!
    Herzliche Grüße
    Adolf Lechleitner

  166. Ronald F.D. Beintema says:

    Dear Lance,

    In my opinion you are a hero! Someone who knows what is fighting in a life to get strong and to stay srong. I’m a teacher and I like it to motivate people just by doing things in your life to get better and better! Stay always positive. Even the biggest negative thing in your life has some positivity! It works and my students are proud of themselves!!! That’s a base in their life! Everyone needs that!

    Stay strong, be strong and live strong!!!

    I’m wearing your live strong wristband and I’m proud to wear it!!!

    I wish you all the best and I hope you’ll be soon fit enough to train again!

    Greetings, Ronald F.D. Beintema

  167. dsw says:

    You are in my prayers. Feel better….

  168. Laurie says:

    Lance – You’re my Hero !! Feel Better Soon…

  169. You are a very built person, to not hurt the deer. Yes you lost time, but you endorsed your training.
    I had a bicycle accident, back in April 1995.

    What used to be a bike path, has turned into rollerblade butthead. Who don’t care about their momentumg(speed movement), destroying what used to be safe bike paths. That was in Venice, CA. I can’t tell you what happened after that. ICU comma at UCLA, and thoses other folks, wanted to sue me.

    Now I’m considered Permanent Disability, under the Fed USA. Good movement not to hurt/kill the deer.

    It was only 21 years ago, I went on a LA Wheelmans ride, 202 miles form Malibu CA. It was not easy, having a flat around Oxnard, before the lunch break at Ojai. Then the long track back to the 101 and back to Malibu.

    It started around 7am, and ended around 8pm. The sky had turned into medium blue then, loss of sun.

    Please take care of your body, and mind.

    I hope you keep up to your life, with your exercise, and knowledge of bicycling.

    Take care, and good luck!

  170. Héctor Arroyo says:

    Hi Lance:

    I hope you can recovery well from your injuries, and also hope you can race the next TDF, in order to acomplish your back to race on the highest level of cycling.

    Best regards.

  171. Pete B says:

    Get well soon. I’m sure you know what an inspiration you are to all of us.

  172. Marla S. says:

    Dear Lance;

    You are the champ! You will always be the champ.

    This incident can be a “bummer” or a wake up call.
    I take this as a message – no need to race anymore.

    Do you not think that there are other avenues to explore if you only devote some quiet time to allow them to show themselves to you!

    Heal in your mind and body.
    Best wishes,

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