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No. 6 won't come easy

Updated: June 30, 2004, 7:33 AM ET
By Andrew Hood | Special to ESPN.com

Lance Armstrong was under attack at every turn of last year's Tour de France. He endured crashes, dehydration and hard-charging challengers before slipping on the yellow jersey with a 61-second victory, the narrowest of his five consecutive Tour triumphs.

And that may have been nothing compared to what he's facing this year.

As Armstrong goes for an unprecedented sixth victory starting Saturday in Belgium, he faces an array of obstacles: Newly confident rivals, his advancing age, ...

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