Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Lance Armstrong to Ride the Leadville Trail 100

The rumors are true: Lance Armstrong is scheduled to ride in the Leadville Trail 100's mountain bike race in August 2007.

Yes, that Lance Armstrong, the seven-time winner of the Tour de France.

Leadville Trail 100 race director Ken Chlouber confirmed, after speaking with Armstrong's coach, that the race was on Armstrong's schedule.

He does one or two races per year, Chlouber said, adding: "This is huge for Leadville."

Mark Higgins, Armstrong's manager, this week reiterated the information Chlouber had gotten from the cyclist's coach. "I can confirm that he will be participating in the Leadville Trail 100 (bike race)," Higgins said.

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