Armstrong 'Planning a Comeback'

Cyclist aiming to win 8th Tour de France, sources say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2008 2:45 AM CDT
Lance Armstrong crosses the finish line of the Leadville 100 mountain bike race last month in Leadville, Colo. Armstrong finished second.    (AP Photo/Alex Fenlon)
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(Newser) – Cycling legend Lance Armstrong may soon be racing down the comeback trail, according to VeloNews. Sources told the cycling journal that the seven-time Tour de France champ is hoping to make it eight next year—and will compete in four other races with the Astana team.

Insiders say the Texas cancer survivor plans to race for no salary or bonuses—and will post all his blood tests online to quash any doping rumors. Armstrong re-enrolled himself into the US Anti-Doping Agency’s testing program—a key step toward coming out of retirement—before taking part in the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race last month. He came in second.