Costa Rica News – Lance Armstrong came to see firsthand why it is said that “La Ruta de los Conquistadores” is the toughest mountain biking competition on the planet. He suffered but was able to finish it.
He arrived three and a half hours after the winner. Many fans were waiting for him at the finish line wondering what had happened to him and if he had to give up or was injured.
He finished with a time of 8:31:34, in the 82nd place. The terrain and high temperature and humidity were just some of the obstacles he had to overcome. From the very beginning there was trouble. He walked the first 100 meters out of the sand and then when on his bike nearly collided with an amateur.
He was seen disheveled and moody, with his uniform open and his breathing heavy. Still, there were many fans encouraging him along the way. He will complete the second fraction.