Seven consecutive times Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong is reported to be coming out of retirement to compete in the 2009 Tour De France and five other races. This is according to VeloNews, which is citing sources close to Armstrong for this exciting news.
Lance Armstrong set a record by winning Cycling’s equivalent of the soccer world cup, the Tour De France, a record seven times from 1999 to 2005. Lance Armstrong is being rumored to join the Astana team again, but an Astana representative has denied this. Apart from the Tour De France, Armstrong will compete in the Amgen Tour of California, Paris-Nice, the Tour de Georgia and the Dauphine-Libere races.
Armstrong had a brain tumor removed in 1996. He has also survived testicular cancer and is the founder of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF). The LAF is a non-profit that helps cancer survivors and also invests in cancer research.