Lance Armstrong will ride in Tour de France

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Seven-time winner Lance Armstrong will ride in next month’s Tour de France, Team RadioShack confirmed Tuesday.

Team director Johan Bruyneel said Tuesday that Armstrong, 38, will be joined by Andreas Kloden of Germany, Americans Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner, and Janez Brajkovic of Slovenia.

Also racing for RadioShack in the 97th edition of the Tour, which begins July 3, will be Portugal’s Sergio Paulinho, Yaroslav Popovych of Ukraine, Swiss rider Gregory Rast and Dmitriy Muravyev of Kazakhstan.

Armstrong retired from professional cycling in July 2005 after winning his seventh consecutive Tour de France. He announced his return to the sport in September 2008 and took third at the Tour de France in 2009.

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