Considering that the guy totally dominated the Tour de France the last 7 times he participated… you might expect Lance to be disappointed with his third place finish, but he’s says its “healthy” for him and his family.
“I’m realistic, I did everything I could,” he said. “For me, and even more for my kids, it’s probably a healthy thing for them to see, because they saw their dad that never lost, and the kids in their class (say) ‘your dad never loses,’ so it’s good for them to see dad get third and still be cool with that and still be happy.”
Yeah, I’m sure his kids are really happy to have kids in their class calling daddy a loser… I’m kidding, I’m sure that nobody is saying that about Lance.
Still, it’s interesting to see Lance take the defeat (I guess you can call it that) with grace and humility. His girlfriend Anna Hansen and son Maxwell Edward didn’t seem too disappointed in Lance’s performance in the pictures, taken on the podium.
Check out Lance’s 3 other children (twins Grace and Isabelle both 7, and Luke 9) hanging out on the podium, albeit not on the highest level. All of them were decked out in yellow, as if they were expecting Lance to bring home the yellow jersey.