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Monday, September 8, 2008

Knew It Wouldn't Be Long Before...

Armstrong to return, ride in '09 Tour

7-time winner to come out of retirement and race for Astana, sources say

Lance Armstrong will come out of retirement and race in the Tour de France next year, sources close to the situation have told Velo News.

Armstrong, who will turn 37 years old this month, would race with Astana, the sources said.

The seven-time Tour de France winner will race in the Amgen Tour of California, Paris-Nice, the Tour de Georgia, the Dauphine-Libere and the Tour de France — for no salary or bonuses.

Armstrong's manager, Mark Higgins, did not answer questions.

An article about Armstrong's comeback will be published in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, Velo News said.

Armstrong reportedly will reunite with his former team manager Johan Bruyneel, who guided Armstrong and his teams Motorola and U.S. Postal Service to seven straight Tour de France titles.

Sources also told Velo News that Armstrong will post all of his internally tested blood work online to prove that he's clean.


Courtney said...

I'm excited. I also read a blurb that mentioned he would possibly try out the mountain bike racing world too. :)

corina said...

I'm so happy he is doing another Tour de France! If anyone can do it...Lance can! I'll be watching...

Lass said...

I'm kinda disappointed in Lance.

You retire because you aren't going back to that sport. You might do something around the sport, but you don't go back to doing what you did before.

It makes me think less of his "outside the pack" image. How many other athletes announce retirement and turn around and play their sport again?

Be someone different, Lance!!