Lance Armstrong Returning to Professional Cycling

Posted on September 9, 2008

It's true: Lance Armstrong is returning to professional cycling in 2009. He is doing it as part of a global initiative to stop cancer. Here's the statement he issued:

"I am happy to announce that after talking with my children, my family and my closest friends, I have decided to return to professional cycling in order to raise awareness of the global cancer burden. This year alone, nearly eight million people will die of cancer worldwide. Millions more will suffer in isolation, victims not only of the disease but of social stigma. After the passage of Proposition 15 in Texas, a $3 billion investment in the fight against cancer which is helping to make this disease part of the national dialogue in America, it's now time to address cancer on a global level."

Mr. Armstrong will discuss his cycling program and an international LIVESTRONG strategy on September 24th in New York City at the Clinton Global Initiative."

You can see a video statement from Lance here. You can find out more about Lance's fight against cancer at Livestrong.com.