Armstrong announces retirement from cycling

Published: 17/02/2011 05:00



Seven-time Tour de
France champion Lance Armstrong announced to retire from professional cycling on

Radioshack’s Lance Armstrong (C) of the U.S tosses his cooking bag as he cycles
during the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Bourg-de-Peage
and Mende, July 16, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

“Today, I am announcing
my retirement from professional cycling in order to devote myself full-time to
my family, to the fight against cancer and to leading the foundation I
established before I won my first Tour de France,” he said via a statement.

“My focus now is raising
my five children, promoting the mission of Livestrong (his foundation), and
growing entrepreneurial ventures with our great corporate partners in the fight
against cancer.”

The 39-year-old, regarded
a role model and athletic icon for having fought against testicular cancer since
he was 25, resumed his cycling career in 2009 after four years away, and
finished the third in that year’s Tour de France.

He most recently placed
67th in the Tour Down Under in Australia last month.


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