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Way to Go, Lance!
Native Texan Lance Armstrong has won his record sixth Tour de France. What better way to celebrate his victory than to order your Share the Road license plate today? Click here for details.

Save the Date: City of Austin to Celebrate Lance Aug. 13
On Friday, Aug. 13, bicyclists far and wide are encouraged to come to the state Capitol grounds for a huge celebration honoring six-time Tour de France champion, native Texan, and Austin resident Lance Armstrong. The event will feature fireworks, music, and speakers, as well as a projected 60,000 spectators, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. We'll be sure to provide you with updates as more information becomes available. In the meantime, check out this article from the Austin American-Statesman for more details.
SMU Professor Indicted
Read this article from the July 28 Dallas Morning News about the case involving Jane Dolkart, a distinguished law professor indicted for hitting another lawyer as he was riding his bicycle with a friend near Dallas' White Rock Lake. Dolkart is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. If convicted, she faces two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Lance Coverage
This editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on July 26:

Still the Big Wheel: Lance license plate might be best salute

"Lance wins! Lance wins!"

That's how Harry Carey would say it after the latest win by the gritty Texan in the World Cup of cycling, the Tour de France.

Lance Armstrong notched an unprecedented sixth victory in the three-week race yesterday. It's a feat to make us proud – though we'd feel better about it if doping accusations weren't dangling over his head ... and much of the cycling sport.

Still, we salute Mr. Armstrong for his performance, which, after all, began more than six years ago with his remarkable recovery from the ravages of testicular cancer. His is, indeed, a wonderful comeback story.

A few European fans (root word: "fanatic.") expressed their dismay about the American – signs among the cheering throngs included "Lance Pig" and "Lance Doped" – but the vast majority seemed to be rooting for history to be made.

And now there's a profoundly nonriotous way for proud Lance-o-philes in Texas (he grew up in Richardson and Plano, and now lives in Austin) to express themselves. They can buy license plates bearing his yellow-jerseyed likeness.

The state deposits $22 of every "share the road" plate sold into an account that funds bicyclist-motorist safety programs. It helps keeps the roads safe for budding Lances.

A few additional articles on Lance's victory:

Armstrong's future yet to be discovered Associated Press
Armstrong's Tour exploit makes US front pages
Armstrong Makes Ride Into Record Books Look Easy
New York Times
Tour de France coverage Austin American-Statesman


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