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Lance Armstrong says collarbone feels good

April 19, 2009 |  2:22 pm

Lance No one is better than Lance Armstrong in getting out whatever message it is he wants out. Whether it's a Twitter about a song he's listening to or a charity event for his Lance Armstrong Foundation or, today, a video on his Facebook page showing him doing a training ride in the Colorado mountains where he mentions his broken collarbone is feeling good, Armstrong tells us what he wants us to know. I think what he wants us to know today is that he will be on the starting line for the Giro d'Italia on May 9.

And this is a hoot. Apparently the place in Spain where Armstrong broke his collarbone last month in Spain has erected a monument to the spot where that historic break -- Armstrong's first such injury -- took place. Gotta love it. Perhaps it will become like Lourdes, a holy spot where injured cyclists can make a pilgrimage and hope to heal themselves. And really, I'm not knocking Lourdes. I've stayed in Lourdes. It has the best trinkets in the world.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Lance Armstrong waits for the start of Stage 6 at the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Australia on Jan. 25. Credit: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images