Now that Mahal is fresh off upsetting 13-time world champion Randy Orton for the WWE Championship, he acknowledged that there’s additional pressure from fans and from the WWE in general, which he believes he could continue to thrive in. And that includes fans from India, where Canadian native Mahal’s family originated from. According to Jinder, Indian WWE fans are extremely passionate, and he hopes that his ongoing success in the company would motivate more Indians to enter the wrestling business, or simply get into sports instead of getting into drugs.
In 2004, Armstrong finished first, 6 minutes 19 seconds ahead of German Andreas Klöden . Ullrich was fourth, a further 2 minutes 31 seconds behind. Armstrong won a personal-best five individual stages, plus the team time trial. He became the first biker since Gino Bartali in 1948 to win three consecutive mountain stages; 15, 16, and 17. The individual time trial on stage 16 up Alpe d'Huez was won in style by Armstrong as he passed Ivan Basso on the way despite having set out two minutes after the Italian. He won sprint finishes from Basso in stages 13 and 15 and made up a significant gap in the last 250 m to nip Klöden at the line in stage 17. He won the final individual time trial, stage 19, to complete his personal record of stage wins.