Lance Armstrong set for Tour de France comeback

Lance Armstrong is set to make a comeback to cycling in an attempt to win his eighth Tour de France. The 36-year-old retired from the sport in 2005 after winning his seventh consecutive title.

Armstrong famously won his first Tour de France in 1999 after overcoming testicular cancer. The former champion, who turns 37 in September, told Vanity Fair that he decided to get back in the saddle after taking part in a 100 mile mountain bike race last month.

It is believed that the Texan will join up with the Astana team. Financed by the Kazakhstan government, Astana were thrown off the Tour de France in 2007 for doping offences. Armstrong's return should see the team reinstated.

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