Virus forces Lance Armstrong to withdraw from Tour de France prep race

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 7, 2010 11:22 am

He’s won the Tour de France seven times, but we think he’s even cooler because he has a house in the celebrity-friendly ski town of Aspen.  However, Lance Armstrong suffered a setback in his Tour de France preparations as he had to withdraw from the Circuit de la Sarthe due to a stomach virus.  Armstrong, who is now 38, is hoping to ride in the Tour of California in May and then will return to Europe for more TDF prep before the race begins on July 3.  He finished third in last year’s race, after retiring from racing from 2005-2009.