Originally Posted by 813wilson
Cindy, comparing the TDF to marathons is a flawed analogy. Numerous runners have won marathons more than once - agreed, not seven in a row, though.
Cycling is a team sport, Lance had a great team (and domestiques) all those years he won. In a marathon, it's just you vs. 1000 other people.
In cycling, the winner will give the prize money to the rest of his team since he'll make more money off of endorsements anyway.