July 28, 2005: Lance's Tour curtain call

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A part of any team's Tour de France tradition is the after-Tour party, and when you've won the race seven times consecutively, you have to go large... but unlike last year's historic event, a sit down dinner ala Haute Cuisine, at least eight standing ovations, and a hall literally fit for a king, this year's post-Tour party, was, well, one helluva party! Before the official festivities Lance held a private dinner thankyou just for the riders, Johan and Dirk - a perfect way to hang out, laugh, and relive the previous three weeks in privacy. OK, maybe tip back a beer or two...

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