Armstrong avoids first 2010 clash with Contador and Wiggins

Lance Armstrong, Tour Down Under 2010

Spanish media sources claim Lance Armstrong has changed his early race program for 2010 and will no longer take part in the Tour of Catalunya, opting instead for the Criterium International.

Citing sources within his RadioShack team, Spanish news agency EFE says that Armstrong will not take part in Catalunya, where he would have had a first encounter in 2010 with Spanish rival and former team-mate Alberto Contador (Astana) and Briton Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky), who is also down to ride.

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