Lance Armstrong's Tour de France charity ride draws criticism from team managers

Several professional cycling team managers are not happy that Lance Armstrong is 'making a statement' by riding some of the 2015 Tour de France route

Credit: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

When Lance Armstrong takes part in a charity ride this summer, cycling part of the Tour de France route, he will be 'making a statement' and his presence near the race is not universally welcomed.

That's the opinion expressed by several cycling team managers that spoke to Cycling Weekly during the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race on Monday. It's a way for the Texan to stay in the limelight given that he is serving a lifetime doping ban, they said.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.