Tour Down Under 'still benefiting from Lance Armstrong's legacy', says race director

Armstrong 'took the race to a whole new level' between 2009 and 2011

Lance Armstrong and RadioShack get ready for 2011 Tour Down Under in Adelaide
(Image credit: Watson)

The Tour Down Under is still benefiting from the appearances of Lance Armstrong at the race in 2009, 2010, and 2011, according to the race's director.

Mike Turtur, who has been the Tour Down Under's race director since its inception in 1999, said that Armstrong's decision to take part in the race on three occasions, including having it as his final professional race in 2011, had provided a lasting legacy that the race was still enjoying.

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