In the worst kept most obvious non-secret in the sporting world, everyone held a collective breath to see if ex-Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong would sign up for this years bike ride. Yeah, he is.
No I didnt.
everyone held a collective breath to see if ex-Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong would sign up for this years bike ride.
100% Wrong, and HORRIBLE analogy. You have to choose to compete in the race if you're Lance Armstrong. It's not at all like saying Eli Manning signed up for the super bowl. He would join a team and ask to be entered. Lance could easily join a team without doing the tour de france even if the team did it. Being on a pro team does not mean Lance has to compete in the tour de france. Maybe for some nobody it does, but lance can do whatever he wants for the most part, no one is going to tell him what to do at this point in his career.
You don't "sign up" for the Tour De France. That's like saying Eli Manning "signed up" for the Super Bowl. You have to be on a pro team that is selected to be in the race.