Lance Armstrong takes to social media after fake news sites spread rumours that he'd died

Former rider still very much alive and well

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Lance Armstrong has taken to Instagram to prove that he is very much alive and well after rumours that he had died circulated online.

The former rider looked understandably unamused as he held the headline of an online story up to the camera, captioning his post with the Mark Twain quip "the rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated".

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The story, headlined "BREAKING NEWS: Road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong has died" has been circulating on a number of fake news sites over the last few days, falsely claiming that the 45-year-old's demise had been been confirmed by his daughter.

Former US Postal general manager Johan Bruyneel was one of those to make light of the incident, replying "I had the unique experience to talk with a dead person on the this morning. I was relieved to hear your voice though..."

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.