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Armstrong: 'I still cherish the yellow jersey'

Updated: July 5, 2005, 10:20 PM ET
By Andrew Hood | Special to ESPN.com

BLOIS, France -- The Tour de France turned cruel for one American and bright for another on 41 miles of French asphalt.

Dave Zabriskie, the plucky Utahn who beat Lance Armstrong in the opening-day time trial, fell out of the yellow jersey after crashing just over one mile from the finish line of Tuesday's fourth stage.

Armstrong, the man who beat cancer and won six consecutive Tours, slipped it on as a result.

For Armstrong, it was business as usual as his domineering Discovery ...

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