Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on Late Show on Friday

Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on Late Show on Friday

Post by Rick Hopkin » Tue, 27 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Only one slight error here...the average speed is closer to 21.75mph. The
course
>measured 2290 miles and the time is correct.

>Ok, so I'm picking a nit  :)   It's still a great accomplishment.

>Gordon Mooneyhan



You should be more careful if you pick a nit.  The average speed is slightly
over 25 mph (approximately 25.02).  this is of course the distance is 2290
miles and 91:32:16.

An average speed of 21.75 mph for 2290 miles would be a time of 105:17:14.

Quote:
>> From a CBS press release

>> THIS JUST IN...
>> ...from CBS Entertainment

>> NEW YORK, July 26 -  Lance Armstrong, who rebounded from a battle with
cancer to
>> capture the 2,300-mile Tour de France cycling championship yesterday
(July 25)
>> in Paris, talks about his courageous and remarkable victory when he
visits the
>> LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Friday, July 30. In October 1996,
Armstrong, now
>> 27, was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which had spread to his lungs
and
>> brain. After surgery and chemotherapy, he made a heroic return to cycling
in
>> 1998, leading up to his miraculous Tour de France victory. Armstrong, who
>> finished with a time of 91 hours, 32 minutes and 16 seconds, became the
first
>> rider from an American team (the U.S. Postal Service) to win the Tour de
France,
>> and, with an average speed of 25 mph through the course of the three-week
race,
>> had the fastest average speed in the championship's history. An
inspiration to
>> cancer survivors throughout the world, he created the Lance Armstrong
>> Foundation, which raises money for cancer research. The LATE SHOW, a
production
>> of Worldwide Pants, Incorporated, is broadcast weeknights (11:35 PM-12:37
AM,
>> ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Rob Burnett is the executive
producer.

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Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on Late Show on Friday

Post by Steve Tim » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00

From a CBS press release

THIS JUST IN...
...from CBS Entertainment

NEW YORK, July 26 -  Lance Armstrong, who rebounded from a battle with cancer to
capture the 2,300-mile Tour de France cycling championship yesterday (July 25)
in Paris, talks about his courageous and remarkable victory when he visits the
LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Friday, July 30. In October 1996, Armstrong, now
27, was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which had spread to his lungs and
brain. After surgery and chemotherapy, he made a heroic return to cycling in
1998, leading up to his miraculous Tour de France victory. Armstrong, who
finished with a time of 91 hours, 32 minutes and 16 seconds, became the first
rider from an American team (the U.S. Postal Service) to win the Tour de France,
and, with an average speed of 25 mph through the course of the three-week race,
had the fastest average speed in the championship's history. An inspiration to
cancer survivors throughout the world, he created the Lance Armstrong
Foundation, which raises money for cancer research. The LATE SHOW, a production
of Worldwide Pants, Incorporated, is broadcast weeknights (11:35 PM-12:37 AM,
ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Rob Burnett is the executive producer.

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Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on Late Show on Friday

Post by GTE/ke4hx » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Only one slight error here...the average speed is closer to 21.75mph. The course
measured 2290 miles and the time is correct.

Ok, so I'm picking a nit  :)   It's still a great accomplishment.

Gordon Mooneyhan

Quote:

> From a CBS press release

> THIS JUST IN...
> ...from CBS Entertainment

> NEW YORK, July 26 -  Lance Armstrong, who rebounded from a battle with cancer to
> capture the 2,300-mile Tour de France cycling championship yesterday (July 25)
> in Paris, talks about his courageous and remarkable victory when he visits the
> LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Friday, July 30. In October 1996, Armstrong, now
> 27, was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which had spread to his lungs and
> brain. After surgery and chemotherapy, he made a heroic return to cycling in
> 1998, leading up to his miraculous Tour de France victory. Armstrong, who
> finished with a time of 91 hours, 32 minutes and 16 seconds, became the first
> rider from an American team (the U.S. Postal Service) to win the Tour de France,
> and, with an average speed of 25 mph through the course of the three-week race,
> had the fastest average speed in the championship's history. An inspiration to
> cancer survivors throughout the world, he created the Lance Armstrong
> Foundation, which raises money for cancer research. The LATE SHOW, a production
> of Worldwide Pants, Incorporated, is broadcast weeknights (11:35 PM-12:37 AM,
> ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Rob Burnett is the executive producer.

> Remove the .com (dot com) to email me.


 
 
 

Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on Late Show on Friday

Post by Ted & Jennifer Nichols-Payn » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Ummm... I think the 25mph figure is correct.  Fastest tour ever, I believe.

Ted

Quote:

> Only one slight error here...the average speed is closer to 21.75mph. The course
> measured 2290 miles and the time is correct.

> Ok, so I'm picking a nit  :)   It's still a great accomplishment.

> Gordon Mooneyhan


> > From a CBS press release

> > THIS JUST IN...
> > ...from CBS Entertainment

> > NEW YORK, July 26 -  Lance Armstrong, who rebounded from a battle with cancer to
> > capture the 2,300-mile Tour de France cycling championship yesterday (July 25)
> > in Paris, talks about his courageous and remarkable victory when he visits the
> > LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Friday, July 30. In October 1996, Armstrong, now
> > 27, was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which had spread to his lungs and
> > brain. After surgery and chemotherapy, he made a heroic return to cycling in
> > 1998, leading up to his miraculous Tour de France victory. Armstrong, who
> > finished with a time of 91 hours, 32 minutes and 16 seconds, became the first
> > rider from an American team (the U.S. Postal Service) to win the Tour de France,
> > and, with an average speed of 25 mph through the course of the three-week race,
> > had the fastest average speed in the championship's history. An inspiration to
> > cancer survivors throughout the world, he created the Lance Armstrong
> > Foundation, which raises money for cancer research. The LATE SHOW, a production
> > of Worldwide Pants, Incorporated, is broadcast weeknights (11:35 PM-12:37 AM,
> > ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Rob Burnett is the executive producer.

> > Remove the .com (dot com) to email me.

 
 
 

Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on Late Show on Friday

Post by Steve Tim » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I fired up the old Quattro Pro spreadsheet for this complex analysis. Rounding
the time to 91.5 hours, I came up with an average of 25.027322 mph over a
2,290-mile course. Even though it's a Canadian corporation, would Corel lie?


Quote:
>Only one slight error here...the average speed is closer to 21.75mph. The course
>measured 2290 miles and the time is correct.

>Ok, so I'm picking a nit  :)   It's still a great accomplishment.

>Gordon Mooneyhan


>> From a CBS press release

>> THIS JUST IN...
>> ...from CBS Entertainment

>> NEW YORK, July 26 -  Lance Armstrong, who rebounded from a battle with cancer to
>> capture the 2,300-mile Tour de France cycling championship yesterday (July 25)
>> in Paris, talks about his courageous and remarkable victory when he visits the
>> LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Friday, July 30. In October 1996, Armstrong, now
>> 27, was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which had spread to his lungs and
>> brain. After surgery and chemotherapy, he made a heroic return to cycling in
>> 1998, leading up to his miraculous Tour de France victory. Armstrong, who
>> finished with a time of 91 hours, 32 minutes and 16 seconds, became the first
>> rider from an American team (the U.S. Postal Service) to win the Tour de France,
>> and, with an average speed of 25 mph through the course of the three-week race,
>> had the fastest average speed in the championship's history. An inspiration to
>> cancer survivors throughout the world, he created the Lance Armstrong
>> Foundation, which raises money for cancer research. The LATE SHOW, a production
>> of Worldwide Pants, Incorporated, is broadcast weeknights (11:35 PM-12:37 AM,
>> ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Rob Burnett is the executive producer.

>> Remove the .com (dot com) to email me.

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Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on Late Show on Friday

Post by Dan Connell » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Only one slight error here...the average speed is closer to 21.75mph. The course
> measured 2290 miles and the time is correct.

> Ok, so I'm picking...

You are also incorrect.  It was in excess of 40kph.

Dan

 
 
 

Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on Late Show on Friday

Post by Jim Garret » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> You are also incorrect.  It was in excess of 40kph.

  Hee, hee.  A new twist. (Kilometers.)  I hope Dave brings out the Quiz
Machine Friday night to end all these amateurish calculations.

  Jim