Tour of Flanders organiser invites Lance Armstrong to speak at pre-race event

The disgraced former rider will speak at the inaugural Tour of Flanders Business Academy

Lance Armstrong at the Tour Down Under

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The Tour of Flanders organiser is bringing the most controversial drug-cheat in cycling Lance Armstrong to its race in the spring of 2018.

Flanders Classics opened its door to Armstrong, who won seven Tour de France titles before being stripped of them after a career of doping. It will welcome him to its inaugural Tour of Flanders Business Academy on Friday, March 30, just two days before the professionals race.

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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.