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story.lead_photo.caption Lance Armstrong (left) visits with cyclists at the finish line Saturday during the Little Rock Gran Fondo. Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in 2012, was one of 250 cyclists who rode along a 66-mile route in the inaugural event. - Photo by Benjamin Krain

Lance Armstrong was the center of attention at Saturday's inaugural Little Rock Gran Fondo event, and it wasn't so bad for a change.

Little Rock Gran Fondo

Little Rock held it's first ever Gran Fondo Saturday, a ride designed to bring professional bike riders and enthusiasts together. Lance Armstrong joined the ranks of Little Rock riders for this 70-mile ride through the city. (By Ashley Nerbovig)
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  • JuanCarlosEspinoza
    June 1, 2014 at 7:58 a.m.

    It was a good ride and Lance was very gracious with the riders, fans, and town folk along the way who came up to chat and take selfies. On hard days to ride and on big climbs, I used to ask myself, "what would Lance do?" I would press on and push myself, following his competitive example. A big thanks to all the sponsors, support workers, and participants.