Lance “The Juggernaut” Armstrong did it. He won his seventh tour de France, an epic, unprecedented effort that will quite likely not be duplicated in our lifetime…or at least a few years.
Here is a very interesting story on NPR about bike science. It goes surprisingly deep. They examine Lance’s physiology, and ponder what is it about Lancenator that makes him such a superior athlete (does he process lactic acid quicker than the average pedal-pusher?). They look at the new bikes that dominated the Tour (hint: these aren’t your grandmother’s bikes), and they examine what forces of gravity allow you to keep a bike upright in the first place. Bike fans and neophytes will find this a fascinating listen.