Are these excuses for what is to come?
Lance Armstrong may be among the favourites for the Tour de France, but the seven-times race winner is frustrated by his lack of fitness with the start of cycling's biggest race about six weeks away.
"Personally, I've struggled to find the condition I'd like," Armstrong said on Friday, two days prior to the start of the May 16-23 Tour of California.
"There were moments when I thought it was getting back and then I had physical or other health issues that came along and complicated things."
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