Oh geez, let's not Michael Jordan this thing to death. Lance Armstrong took 6 whole weeks to reconsider his retirement.
While I'm absolutely enjoying my time as a retired athlete with Sheryland the kids, the recent smear campaign out of France has awoken my competitive side. I'm not willing to put a percentage on the chances, but I will no longer rule it out.
The motive, it seems, is revenge against the French (at least French officials and labs and such). Listen, it better not be. If he does ride again, my prediction (write it down folks), is that some crazed French fan will sabotage Lance on the road by throwing something at him or pushing him down, etc.
Would he win, barring an incident? Yep, I don't see any reason to doubt he would. But the Alps and Pyrenees might not be the hardest part of the course. It might be a stick in his spokes.