Lance Armstrong Tour Down Under Astana 2009

Lance Armstrong has arrived in Adelaide, Australia, for the 2009 Tour Down Under and his official comeback to the sport of professional cycling.

The seven-times tour de France winner has already hit the roads training, and has now ditched the black LiveStrong kit in favour of his team Astana colours. It's an odd sight - a high profile American wearing the strip of an eastern European squad.

A year ago it would have seemed like a ludicrous proposition that Armstrong would have come out of retirement and joined the team, yet here we are...

Armstrong has publicly stated that he is not out to win the Tour Down Under, but that won't stop the world's media paying him most of the attention in the UCI World Calendar season opener.

The six-stage Tour Down Under runs from January 20-25 and is based entirely in and around Adelaide, South Australia.


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Hitting the road again


Armstrong poses with team-mate Jesus Hernandez


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Armstrong vs Hincapie at Tour Down Under

Armstrong to meet Tour officials before deciding on participation

Armstrong still playing it cool over Tour

Armstrong says he could not have hoped for a different Tour

Contador to stay with Astana and Armstrong

Lance Armstrong's Tour de France comeback in doubt

Armstrong to ride the 2009 Giro d'Italia

Armstrong rejects offer to re-test 1999 samples

Armstrong knew about six month rule

French offer Armstrong re-test of his 1999 Tour samples

Amrstrong hopes UCI show 'common sense' for Aussie return

Armstrong comeback in Tour Down Under faces possible delays

Watch Armstrong in Vegas 'Cross race

Armstrong confirms Ventoux time trial for 2009?

Armstrong's comeback starts in Australia

Wednesday Comment (September 24)

Contador says riding with Lance could be difficult

UCI president rubbishes Armstrong Tour buyout claims

Bruyneel talks up Armstrong's chances

The Wednesday Comment, Armstrong Edition (September 10)

Tour de France: Lance can race in 2009

Contador: Lance could win eighth Tour

Lance confirms 2009 comeback

Armstrong: No smoke without fire?

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