USA Today has the following editorial: Innovative Armstrong changes the way we compete.
The lesser-told story, though, is equally as intriguing and reveals powerful lessons for business. It is one of innovation. In short, Armstrong has changed the game forever. His impact on the professional peloton, the main pack of riders, is all-encompassing — at once technological, economic and social. He has changed how we train, how we prepare and how we compete. His techniques have become best practices. He continues to achieve breakthroughs and remain just out of reach of his closest competitors.
Why? Because like every great innovator, deeper principles drive his practices.