Lance Armstrong going for 8th Tour de France and will retire after 2011

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on December 11, 2009 9:11 pm

Lance Armstrong, leggs and lungs, one of the greatest athletes of all time has vowed to ride until the end of the 2011 season.  He also is planning on doing everthing in his power to win his 8th Tour de France. 

While training in Arizona, Armstrong told an Italian newspaper “After 2011, I’ll retire.”  The new Aspen ski resort resident has set up a team with Radioshack and taken most of his former team mates from his former Astana team.  His nemisis, Alberto Contador did not make the switch and will continue to ride for the much weakened Astana team. 

Armstrong relocated to the ski resort town of Aspen earlier this year from Austin, Texas.