Smith Commends Lance Armstrong
July 25, 2004 - Congressman Lamar Smith issued the following statement regarding Lance Armstrong:
"Lance Armstrong's record-breaking sixth consecutive Tour de France victory solidifies his status as cycling's greatest champion. He embodies a level of excellence and determination that we never may see again in sports.
"We have watched Lance Armstrong's unconquerable desire to win for three weeks every year since 1999. Hopefully this is not the last time Austinites, Texans and Americans watch him ride to glory down the Champs-Elysees."