by: Mark Cahill
Posted on: Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 at 10:02 am by: Mark Cahill
According to an article on ESPN, Lance Armstrong is coming out of retirement to ride next year’s Tour De France, and will join the Astana Team.
Armstrong, who will turn 37 on Sept. 18, will join the Astana team and compete in five road races, the sources told VeloNews.
He will compete in the Amgen Tour of California, Paris-Nice, the Tour de Georgia, the Dauphine-Libere and the Tour de France. The sources told VeloNews that Armstrong will receive no salary or bonuses.
The story hasn’t been confirmed by Armstrong’s people yet, but if true, it’s big news. So far, reactions tend to be positive, such as this from David Churbuck:
This is a good news and will get me watching cycling again.