Lance Armstrong to return to competitive racing in ‘09

Published 7:41 am Monday, September 15, 2008

By Staff
Break out the yellow rubber bracelets and all your Livestrong things: Lance Armstrong in coming out of retirement and will compete in the next Tour de Lance, uh sorry, Tour de France.
Armstrong, who retired from racing at the end of the 2005 Tour de France, announced this past week that he will return to competitive bike racing in 2009.
Armstrong, who put competitive bicycle racing and the Tour de France racing on the map, won seven straight Tour de France races.
Armstrong was diagnosed in the 1996 with testicular cancer and was given a less than 50 percent chance of living after the cancer spread to his lungs and brain.
Lately, since the retirement of Armstrong, the Tour de France has been nothing by a performance enhancing drug race.
In just the three races since Armstrong has not raced, racers of numerous amounts have tested positive for drugs.
I am not a big fan of bicycle racing or the Tour de France, but I have to say that now that Lance is coming back to the race, I will be more interested in it. Everyone was rooting for Lance when he was going for the record seventh straight Tour wins back in 2005 and I am sure more will follow now since he is back.
On a different note, it is so hard to believe that we have just finished our third week of high school and college football.
T.R. Miller easily defeated Bayside 41-13 and W.S. Neal fell to Andalusia 26-0 this week.
Before we know it, we will turn around next week and we will be in week 10 and getting ready for the Battle of Murder Creek with W.S. Neal and T.R. Miller.
Man how time is flying by so quickly.
On a different note, I want to wish all a great week and wish all our area teams the best of luck in their games this week.
Until Wednesday when we meet again, God bless.

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