Lance Armstrong Offers Nicolas Sarkozy a New Bike

By Sadie Bass

Mar 22, 2010 5:56pm

A day after French President Nicolas Sarkozy suffered a heavy defeat in local elections, 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong comforted the French president by offering him a brand new bike today in Paris. Armstrong twittered this evening that he met with the French president at the Elysée Palace and gave him the new bike with on the seat tube the “Bleu, Bland et Rouge” colours of the French flag and the French president’s signature on the frame. “Had to throw a little @Livestrong love on there!!” one the Tweets said, showing the logo on the bike frame of Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation against cancer. Also present were Armstrong’s girlfriend Anna Hansen and Johan Bruyneel, his long-time friend and managing director of his team RadioShack. The French president is known to be a bike aficionado. He has followed several stages of the Tour de France in the past.  

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