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Armstrong cites 'respect' for Zabriskie

Updated: July 6, 2005, 1:36 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHAMBORD, France -- Lance Armstrong didn't want to wear the leader's yellow jersey in the Tour de France on Wednesday -- until race officials asked him to reconsider.

The 33-year-old American set off in his Discovery Channel uniform as the cyclists began a pre-race ride, but race officials stopped everybody before the starting line and asked him to wear it.

The six-time Tour winner started the day opting not to wear the leader's yellow jersey, citing "respect" for Zabriskie. ...

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