Lance Armstrong says he dropped Mike Pence on Nantucket bike trail

"Seriously, I did blow his doors off!"

Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong’s charity the Lance Armstrong Foundation coined the popular term, “Livestrong.’’ In 1996, Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer but went into remission and went to start the cancer advocacy organization in 1997.
Lance Armstrong said in a pair of tweets Saturday that he "blew the f***in’ doors off" Pence when the two ended up sharing a bike path in Nantucket this weekend. –JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images

Whatever Vice President Mike Pence had in mind as he set out for a bike ride on Saturday, it’s safe to say it wasn’t getting smoked by cycling’s most infamous legend.

Lance Armstrong said in a pair of tweets Saturday that he “blew the f***in’ doors off” Pence when the two ended up sharing a bike path in Nantucket this weekend.

“I can’t drop many people on a bike these days,” noted the seven-time Tour de France champion (whose wins were stripped after he was charged in 2012 with running a massive doping ring). With that disclaimer out of the way, Armstrong clearly relished the opportunity to blast past a celebrity opponent: “Day. Made.,” he added.

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Pence, an avid cyclist who once rode more than 250 miles around his district, had flown into Nantucket earlier that day for a GOP fundraiser luncheon hosted by Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, among others.

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker greeted him at the airport, though he did not attend the fundraiser, which was organized to benefit the RNC and President Trump’s re-election campaign. Baker, who’s a moderate Republican, did not vote for Trump and Pence in the 2016 election.

At press time, Pence had not responded to Armstrong’s tweets. It also wasn’t immediately clear why Armstrong is in Nantucket, but the cyclist’s no stranger to the island. Last fall, he was a featured speaker at an event by The Nantucket Project, dedicated to showcasing original thinkers.