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Lance hasn't lost (mental) step on road

Updated: July 6, 2009, 9:16 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

LA GRANDE MOTTE, France -- Lance Armstrong's sideburns may have grayed a bit during his temporary retirement, but he showed no signs of racing senility on a day when many top riders were caught flat-footed.

Team Columbia-HTC -- irritated with the peloton's lack of cooperation in chasing down a breakaway, and anticipating the crosswinds that were about to buffet the course as it veered right through the Camargue marshland that fronts the Mediterranean coast -- made a sudden, risky ...

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