Armstrong returns to race Tour Down Under despite legal battle

Lance Armstrong, Tour Down Under 2010

Despite a battle to defend himself against doping claims and turning 39 years old this year, Lance Armstrong will continue to race in 2011. He announced today that he will participate in the Tour Down Under from January 16 to 23 in Adelaide, Australia.

"I'm excited to be competing in my last professional ride outside the US at the Tour Down Under," said Armstrong. "I'm sure I will enjoy it as much as I have the first two times."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.