Lance Armstrong has hinted yet again that he may continue to race in 2010 and that he would like to own his own team.
Speaking in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Armstrong said: ?I?d like to have my own team. I want to be the owner, directeur sportif and… rider. If I do a team I want to ride as well. Maybe not the Giro and the Tour but just when I want to.?
Armstrong has raced for Astana for nothing this year but clearly wants his own team in the future.
He did not reveal who the main sponsors will be but seems confident that he can announce things in July either at or after the Tour de France.
?The name? The name of the leading sponsor. The chances of it happening? High. You?ll know more in July. Even if it?s difficult to convince sponsors to give you money because of the economic crisis and the news about doping.?
Armstrong travelled from the Tour of Gila in New Mexico to Italy on Monday. He will be in Rome to meet the Italian Foreign Minister on Tuesday.