Returning from a broken collarbone, Lance Armstrong has provided a major publicity boost for the New Mexico race, now in its 23rd year. Armstrong, meanwhile, has enjoyed the event's laid-back, low-key feel.
Lance Armstrong is recovering from surgery on his broken collarbone. His surgeon says Armstrong's collarbone was broken in four pieces, making the surgery more challenging. Dr. Doug Elenz inserted a steel plate and 12 screws to stabilize the collarbone.