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Lance, Lance and some swimming

Because, really, can we get enough of the Lance Armstrong return to cycling story?

OK, I can't.

VeloNews published an interview with Chris Carmichael -- American's most well-known cycling coach who worked with Armstrong in the past. Carmichael said he originally tried to talk Lance out of the come back, recalling all too well what happened when Greg LeMond tried to come back after win three Tour de France titles -- he climbed into the team car and abandoned the race.

But Carmichael is on board with the Armstrong plan and eager to see what he does come next July.

In other cycling news, a meeting of the minds begins today in Madrid between UCI and the top professional teams. There has been division in the pro cycling community in recent years as the development of the ProTour calendar left off some races and shutout some teams.

Meanwhile, if you think you're having a bad day in the pool, think of Colleen Blair of Scotland who completed a 23-mile swim from Ireland to Scotland in 15 hours and 25 minutes. He biggest difficulty -- the jellyfish.

Thankfully that won't be a problem for me on Sunday when I swim a mere 750 meters in the clear, shallow waters of Canandaigua Lake.

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