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Pence thanks Baker after visit to Nantucket — but vice president can’t keep up with Lance Armstrong

Vice President Mike Pence toured a manufacturing plant in Shady Grove, Pa., on Aug. 1.Associated Press/The Herald-Mail via AP

Vice President Mike Pence thanked Governor Charlie Baker for meeting him Saturday at the airport on Nantucket, where Pence was scheduled to attend a fund-raiser.

“Thank you @CharlieBakerMA for welcoming us to Nantucket today, @SecondLady and I are excited to visit your great state,” Pence tweeted Saturday afternoon. A photo shows Pence, his wife, Karen Pence, and Baker standing in front of the vice president’s airplane on the tarmac.

The vice president also apparently had time for a bike ride on the island. And Lance Armstrong did, too.

Armstrong, the disgraced former cycling champion, tweeted that he saw Pence, adding profanity for emphasis.


“I can’t drop many people on a bike these days but I just blew the ... doors off Mike Pence on a Nantucket bike path. Day. Made.”

Armstrong added in a second tweet, in a apparent response to his first, that “Some people can’t take a joke or even having a little fun on twitter. Lightin’ ... up people. But seriously. I did blow his doors off!”

Pence was on Nantucket to attend a fund-raiser hosted by Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, among others. The event was to benefit the RNC and President Trump’s re-election campaign

Before the event, Baker’s aides said he would greet the vice president in Baker’s official capacity as governor and would not attend the fund-raiser.

Baker, a moderate Republican, said he did not vote for Trump or Pence in the 2016 election.

Lance Armstrong in 2010.AFP/Getty Images

Globe reporter Josh Miller contributed to this article.