Lance Armstrong wrecked and ended up with a bloodied face while riding the Tom Blake trail in Aspen, Colorado, according to an Instagram post from Armstrong.
The former professional road racer, Leadville 100 winner, and controversial athlete posted a photo on Instagram on Wednesday, August 8th of himself with a swollen nose and blood on his jersey.
Well, sometimes you’re the hammer and sometimes you’re the nail! The Tom Blake trail (one of my faves) came up and tried to KO my ass today. Took quite the blow to the noggin’ so swung by the Aspen Valley Hospital (great facility!) to get my head checked. For the 46 yrs prior to today I completely would have blown off getting checked. Not now. Small world story – a few weeks back I posted a pic of @ghincapie, @mikekloser, and myself. Credit photo to “some dude at top of buttermilk”. Well, that ‘dude’ turned out to be @ajaxrider – the ER doc on duty today! Charlie, thanks for looking after me.
“Well, sometimes you’re the hammer and sometimes you’re the nail!” said Armstrong.
Armstrong says that a younger version of himself would have blown off a hospital visit, but he now realizes the importance of seeking medical attention after a serious blow to the head.
Armstrong appears to be OK, although he did not mention if he would need further medical attention.