Monday, September 08, 2008

Lance Armstrong to Return to the Tour!?!

I didn't see anything on the "", I don't know, but I'm a big fan, so this could be cool...we'll see!

From FoxSports..

He's Back?

According to a report in VeloNews, Lance Armstrong will come out of retirement next year and will compete in the Tour de France.

Citing sources close familiar with the situation, the magazine claimed the seven-time yellow jersey winner would join the Astana racing team and compete in five road races, including the Tour de France.

Armstrong, who turns 37 later this month, would also compete in the Amgen Tour of California, Paris-Nice, the Tour de Georgia and the Dauphine-Libere.

The sources, who asked to remain anonymous, also said Armstrong would not race for salary or bonuses.

Armstrong's manager, Mark Higgins, did not respond to questions.

If Armstrong does in fact join up with Astana, it would reunite him with former team manager Johan Bruyneel, who helped guide Armstrong's Motorola and U.S. Postal Service teams to seven consecutive Tour de France wins.

According to sources, Armstrong would post results for all of his internally tested blood work online in an attempt to prove that he is competing clean.

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