Lance Armstrong returns to the Tour de France route for charity ride

Geoff Thomas will ride the route of the Tour de France one day ahead of the peloton this summer and has persuaded Lance Armstrong to join him for a couple of stages

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong at the 2003 Tour de France (Watson)

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Lance Armstrong will be back on the roads of the Tour de France this summer as he joins former England footballer Geoff Thomas on a ride to raise money for a cancer charity.

Thomas will attempt to ride the entire route of the 2015 Tour a day ahead of the professional peloton, and has persuaded the Texan to join him on several stages during the three-week challenge in aid of Cure Leukaemia.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.