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Lance Armstrong is back in the saddle

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-07-03

Lance Armstrong, a 37-year-old survivor of testicular cancer is back. His goal is not to win an eighth Tour de France, but to spread global awareness of cancer and rejecting suggestions that he uses illegal performance-enhancing drugs.

The Tour de France begins Saturday. American icon Lance Armstrong is still the center of everyone’s attention. The seven-time Tour winner will have to fight against Spaniard Carlos Sastre, race favourite Alberto Contador as well as the International Cycling Union, whose sport has been battered by drug and cheating scandals and which is planning more than 500 doping checks during this Tour.

 
 

In this edition of the Focus magazine, Mary Maccarthy is joined by France 24 correspondent in Washington DC, Guillaume Meyer.

 

 

Date created : 2009-07-03

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