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Lance Armstrong Slices Through the Record Books Aboard new Carbon Fiber Bike

25 July 2000

Lance Armstrong put his stamp on the 2000 Tour de France today by winning the Stage 19 individual time trial with the second fastest time trial average speed in the Tour's 87-year history. Aboard his new Trek Time Trial frame, Armstrong's average speed of 53.986 kph (33.5 mph) was second only to Greg LeMond, the only other American to win the Tour de France. Armstrong, who won last year's three Tour de France time trial events, was racing on a new frame this year. Two month's after last year's inspirational victory, Armstrong approached Trek's Advanced Concept Group (ACG) in Waterloo, Wis. about creating a time trial bike in carbon, the company's flagship material that he had grown to love on his standard race bike. Trek Bicycle Corporation has grown over the past 25 years from a five-man operation housed in a barn in Wisconsin, to a globally oriented company with distribution in 65 countries and over 1500 employees worldwide.