It might not be the Tour de France, but Lance Armstrong’s first cycle race after announcing his comeback to professional cycling drew enormous crowds.

Armstrong took part in Thursday’s Cross Vegas, a cyclo-cross race organised as part of the Interbike cycle show currently taking place in the entertainment capital of America, Las Vegas.

Armstrong finished 22nd in an event which included some big names from the off-road cycling world – Thomas Frischknecht, Geoff Kabush and Christoph Sauser to name a few. It was won by Ryan Trebon of the Kona team.

Click on the play button below to watch a film of Cross Vegas courtesy of CycleFilm

Lance Armstrong Returns – Las Vegas Cyclocross from CYCLEFILM on Vimeo.

Cycling Weekly’s Stu Bowers took part in the race, watch out for his report coming soon…


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