Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cancer survivor and Tour de France legend Armstrong plans a comeback

DRAMA DEVELOPING. You've likely heard one of leading stories in sporting news this week: Lance Armstrong is planning to make a comeback as a professional cyclist, hoping to ride and win the Tour de France in 2009. This will be a dramatic story to follow as it develops. Is he crazy? At age 37, will he be too old? Can he actually win? I will post developing story lines and comments here and on my blog titled The Tour de France for the Rest of Us.

COMEBACK FROM CANCER. Armstrong is already a phenomenon. The Texan came back from a devastating range of cancer, surgery and chemotherapy to win the grueling three-week, 2,000-mile Tour de France an unprecedented seven consecutive times. His efforts and achievements have won worldwide recognition. He is an inspiration for many.

BACK ON THE BIKE. After his 2006 win at age 34, Armstrong retired to focus on his Live Strong Foundation work for cancer research. He's run the New York Marathon twice and recently placed second in a major mountain bike race in Leadville, Colorado. But, apparently, he still feels like he's got a Tour de France win in him. Certainly, he's got a cause burning within him. He's dedicating his effort to raising further awareness, policy focus, and funds for cancer research.

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