|Lance Armstrong - Behind Every Great Champion
Update - July, 29th 2001: Lance Armstrong & Jeff Spencer Victorious Click the link for the latest news related to the 2001 Tour de France, Lance Armstrong and Dr. Jeff Spencer.
It would seem as though the whole world knows the story of Lance Armstrong. An American dream, Lance came back from a battle with cancer to win the Tour de France. Now he has won it again, a confirmation that he can indeed beat all challengers.
In the words of Lance Armstrong:
"They say that once you win the tour de France, you've done it all in cycling.
If I thought that way, I never would have won it for a second time."
"Some believe that if they could win the tour, they'd by happy.
I've got a lot more to be happy about than that. Kristin. Luke. My health."
The health of Lance Armstrong has been highlighted on every major news network, it has been discussed in magazines and newspapers all over the globe.
When visiting Lance's homepage, we are reminded of Lance's cancer diagnosis. Lance had an aggressive form of Testicular Cancer and the cancer had spread to both his lungs and brain. It was considered life-threatening.
The media pulled at our heart strings, a national and world champion cyclist, survives a battle with cancer, and wins the 1999 Tour de France, and now the 2000 TDF as well, and the story ends there. Or does it?
Enter Jeff Spencer, D.C.
"Jeff Spencer is a soft-spoken man with a firm handshake. He's solidly built, bright-faced, and eager to talk about his role on Lance's team. On paper, Jeff is billed as the team's chiropractor, but talking to him reveals there is much more to what he does for Lance than just keeping his spine straight."
According to the article, "Jeff has been working with Lance since January of 1999, helping him to keep his body together for the harsh demands of the Tour de France. After last year's Tour de France, Lance said that he could not have won without Jeff's help. With Lance approaching his second victory, the same thing might well be true." (We now know that it is.)
And what does Dr. Jeff Spencer have to say about Lance's chiropractic care?
As you'll read on Nike.com, "We only do what's necessary," Jeff says. "No less. No more."
According to the article, "the two share a partnership in the maintenance of Lance's body and they also share an unspoken language, which allows them to efficiently assess and decide what Lance's body needs during the varying demands of Tour riding."
What may be news to many who are not aware of the wonders of chiropractic, is just another day in your life of miracles. Thanks for taking care of our athletes. Behind every great champion is a chiropractor.
(The Nike links are outdated and have been removed. Please visit the link below for news related to the 2001 Tour de France)
Planet Chiropractic: Lance Armstrong & Jeff Spencer Victorious
Thank you to Dr. Brian Dickert for contributing towards this article.