Stage win important for Armstrong

"Lance wants to win a stage in this last Tour," Discovery Channel's Dirk de Mol has told the Belgian media. "For sure. He'll definitely be going for it in the coming days."

"It's true that Lance puts everything on the Tour, but you just can't compare cycling with the racing of the times of Merckx. Racing is very different now. Uphill, Lance has had no weak moments. That's because he knows his own power, his limits, strength and his body like no other rider. That really is something to be admired."

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