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Lance in no mood to forgive Tour director Leblanc

Updated: July 19, 2006, 9:12 AM ET
Associated Press

L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France -- Lance Armstrong is in no mood to forgive Tour de France race director Jean-Marie Leblanc.

"The problems and the tension there are so deep," Armstrong said Tuesday. "I'm just not very optimistic."

After the seven-time Tour winner retired from cycling last summer, Leblanc heralded a fresh start for cycling, predicting an exciting time for Armstrong's longtime rival Jan Ullrich of Germany and the promising Ivan Basso of Italy.

But Basso, the ...

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