Bullock is so besotted with the sportsman - who split from his wife last month (SEP03) - she wants to settle down with him.
A pal says, "She is absolutely smitten. She really believes Lance could be the one. He's successful, determined, a survivor and, let's not forget, gorgeous."
The romance with Lance - who fought off testicular cancer to win every TOUR DE FRANCE since 1999 - puts paid to rumours of Sandra's supposed relationship with actor Matthew Mcconaughey.
The friend adds, "Up to now, Sandra has always gone back to Matthew, but Lance has changed all that."
An eyewitness, who saw the new couple enjoying a romantic dinner together in a Manhattan, New York, diner, comments, "They were all over each other. She was rubbing his thigh and he was massaging her shoulders. At one point they even started feeding each other."26/10/2003 14:12