Armstrong to mark European return at Milan San-RemoMarch 4th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 4 (DPA) Lance Armstrong will return to Europe later this month to continue his comeback season with races at Milan-San Remo and Spain’s Vuelta a Castilla Leon, his Astana team has confirmed.
Armstrong will ride the Milan-San Remo spring classic March 21 before competing in Spain where he will race with co-captain Alberto Contador and where Astana say the American will focus on the time trial and two mountaintop finishes.
The decision means the seven-time Tour de France winner will not race in the Tour of Flanders one-day classic.
“Armstrong’s focus for the season continues to be the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France,” said Astana in a statement.
The 37-year-old Armstrong returned to cycling this year after three-and-a-half years in retirement.
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