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Armstrong returns to the Tour de France for charity


Armstrong returns to the Tour de France for charity

It was familiar albeit potentially hostile territory for Lance Armstrong as the American returned to the Tour de France for the first time since his lifetime ban for doping.

The 43-year-old disgraced cyclist has joined forces with former England footballer Geoff Thomas to ride two stages of this year’s Tour in a charity called ‘One Day Ahead’.

The real Tour competitors will ride the same route the following day.

With a peloton made up of amateur riders Armstrong and Thomas are aiming to raise one million pounds for the Cure Leukaemia charity.

Armstrong – who survived testicular cancer – was stripped of the seven Tour titles he won from 1999-2005 after admitting to doping.

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