16 Feb '11, 3pm

Cycling: Armstrong retires from cycling

AUSTIN, Texas: Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on Wednesday announced his retirement from professional cycling at the age of 39. "Today, I am announcing my retirement from professional cycling in order to devote myself full-time to my family, to the fight against cancer and to leading the foundation I established before I won my first Tour de France," Armstrong said in a statement. "My focus now is raising my five children, promoting the mission of (his foundation) Livestrong, and growing entrepreneurial ventures with our great corporate partners in the fight against cancer." Armstrong initially retired from cycling after the 2005 Tour de France, but returned to competition in 2009. The American went on to finish third in the 2009 Tour de France and most recently placed 67th in the Tour Down Under in Australia last month. There were hopes that Armstrong wo...

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