Lance Goes for Lucky Number Seven

Armstrong Will Go for Seventh Win (BBC)

Lance Armstrong has announced that he will ride in this year’s Tour de France and aim for a seventh straight win.

It was rumoured the 34-year-old would skip the event but part of the deal with new backers Discovery Channel was he would race at least one more Tour.

Discovery took over sponsorship of Armstrong’s team from US Postal, who funded his first six Tour victories.

The Texan said in a statement on Wednesday that he was “looking forward to achieving a seventh Tour (win)”.

The Discovery Channel has additional coverage, as does the Tour de France 2005 Blog.

I’m thrilled, if unsurprised. Lance is the ultimate gamer, so unless he’s just physically incapable, he’s bound to continue defending the title. And he has a good chance to succeed, though he needs to catch up a bit.

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