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Latest update : 2008-12-03

Seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and 2007 winner Alberto Contador paired up for the first time in the Canary Islands for training session. The two champions intend to run the 2009 Tour de France edition in July.

AFP - Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has been training with new Astana team-mate Alberto Contador in the Canaries, his team revealed on Wednesday.

On Monday, the 37-year-old Armstrong revealed his intention to ride in the 2009 Tour de France after a four-year absence.

An Astana spokesperson told AFP that "Contador rode in Armstrong's group for almost an hour", before the Spaniard took a plane to Madrid to receive a prize from sport paper AS on Wednesday night.

The two stars of the Astana team trained in separate groups on Tuesday.

America's Armstrong will be in direct competition with Contador in the 2009 Tour de France.

Contador won the event in 2007 and is making the 2009 Tour his priority after he was forced to sit out last year's race because Astana were not invited to compete by the organisers.

Date created : 2008-12-03

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