Tour de France TdF 99 00 01 Lance Armstrong Road to Paris Limited NIKE tShirt XL
NEW black tee-shirt with small v-neck features "Le Tour de France" logo at right of chest with three smaller stylized outlines of the same logo with the country (France) in yellow strokes and the numbers "99", "00", and "01" in them representing (at that moment in time) Lance Armstrong's three consecutive Tour de France victories. The left of the chest is a white stitched NIKE swoosh logo. The back has "Limited Edition" at the top followed by a headshot of Lance Armstrong in white halftone, his head tilted down and looking straight out from his brow, then "Road to Paris" in yellow and "LANCE ARMSTRONG". The
NEW with tags. Size is Mens / Homme XL. 100% cotton. Shirt is NIKE #163547 010, IM#97674, UPC# 6-66032-08615-5.
About the 2001 Tour de France (via Wikipedia)
The 2001 Tour de France was particularly difficult, having contained a 67-km long team time trial, two individual time trials and five mountain-top finishes on consecutive days, the second of which being the Chamrousse special category climb time trial. Thus, all the high-mountain stages were grouped one after the other, with one rest day in between, following the climbing time trial. France was ridden 'clockwise', and thus the Alps were visited before the Pyrenees. The Tour started in France, but in the first week Belgium was visited as well. The traditional finish was on the Champs-lyses in Paris.
About Lance Armstrong's 2001 Tour de France Win (via People)
America's Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for the third successive year on Sunday, joining an elite band of hat-trick winners and confirming his place in cycling history. "This is a good time to be Lance Armstrong," the 29-year-old testicular cancer survivor told reporters in Paris on Sunday. His total time of 86 hours 17 minutes 28 seconds was the third-fastest Tour in the 88-year history of the race. "I believe I'm entering my best years. For a 29- or 30-year-old, it's logical to believe that for a three-week race like the Tour, those are my best years." Armstrong, who won in 1999 and 2000, this year safely negotiated 10 laps of the cobbled Champs-Elysees at the end of Sunday's 20th stage to retain his lead of six minutes 44 seconds over Germany's Jan Ullrich. Armstrong delivered no victory salute as he crossed the finish line, but after hearing "The Star-Spangled Banner" played in his honor, he admitted, "It's one of the most beautiful, most powerful feelings. I love my job."