Lance Armstrong will race next week
Via his Team RadioShack website, Lance Armstrong announced he would be racing next week at the Tour of Luxembourg. After Armstrong crashed out of the Amgen Tour of California last Thursday with almost four stages left to race, his team director, Johan Bruyneel, said the famed cyclist would most likely add at least one more race before the Tour de France, which begins July 3.
In the crash last week outside of Visalia, Armstrong suffered a cut eye, which required eight stitches, and a bruised elbow.
On the morning of the crash, Armstrong had to answer questions about e-mails from former Tour de France champion Floyd Landis, who suggested it was Armstrong who introduced him to various performance-enhancing doping methods. Landis also listed American racers Georgie Hincapie, Dave Zabriskie and Levi Leipheimer as having used the drugs.
Armstrong has aggressively denied Landis' charges. On his RadioShack website Wednesday, Armstrong again called the allegations "baseless."
The international cycling federation, UCI, issued a news release Wednesday saying it would look into some of the charges made in the Landis e-mails.
-- Diane Pucin
Photo: Lance Armstrong at the Tour of California on May 20. Credit: Chris Graythen / Getty Images.