Posted by: Joe English | September 9, 2008

Breaking News: Lance Armstrong to return to pro cycling

The Associated Press and other news agencies are reporting that Lance Armstrong is coming out of retirement to ride professionally in 2009. The athletic world is suddenly abuzz with the speculation that Armstrong might try for an eighth win in the world’s biggest cycling spectacle.

The Tour “is the intention,” Armstrong’s spokesman Mark Higgins told The Associated Press, “but we’ve got some homework to do over there.”

Added Bill Stapleton, Armstrong’s lawyer and longtime confidant: “We’re not going to try to win second place.”

In a statement issued by Armstrong, he explains: “I am happy to announce that after talking with my children, my family and my closest friends, I have decided to return to professional cycling in order to raise awareness of the global cancer burden.”

Lance Armstrong video message

Lance Armstrong video message

Armstrong also posted a video message about his intentions on his web-site. You can watch the message by clicking here.

Lance Armstrong won seven consecutive Tour de France titles — the most in history — after surviving a battle with cancer. Since his retirement he has remained highly active in securing funding for cancer research and has also run three marathons with some success.

What do you think of this news? Your comments are always welcomed.

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