02:02 PM EDT 01/28/2015
Originally posted 05/08/2009 02:45PM
Lance Armstrong is finally revealing why his engagement to musician Sheryl Crow ended three years ago.
In Lance, a book due out in July, Armstrong tells author John Wilcockson the decision to have children became an issue in their relationship.
"She wanted marriage, she wanted children; and not that I didn't want that, but I didn't want that at that time because I had just gotten out of a marriage, I'd just had kids," he says. "Yet, we're up against her biological clock – that pressure is what cracked it."
The Tour de France champ says he and Crow underwent counseling to address their problems but it didn't work. "We were at different points in our lives. We were not compatible on that issue."
Originally posted 03/26/2009 07:55PM
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A subdued Lance Armstrong sat in front of an X-ray image of his shattered collarbone, which is being held together by a metal plate and 12 screws, and wondered aloud about his uncertain future.
"In almost 20 years of pro cycling I've very rarely had crashes," he says in a video message on www.livestrong.com. "I've been very lucky and very blessed when it comes to that. For this to happen now is a new experience for me."
The seven-time Tour de France champ, 37, who came out of retirement in July, smashed his clavicle Monday in a pileup with other rides during a race in Spain. The injury creates a big hurdle in his bid to win an eighth Tour de France.
Originally posted 03/26/2009 07:55AM
Lance Armstrong has to do one of those rare things he's never been successful at: Taking it slow.
Recovering in Austin, Texas, after a five-inch stainless-steel plate and 12 screws were inserted in his collarbone, Armstrong, 37, will be up and at 'em in a week, his doctor says.
"Our goal was to stabilize his fracture as quickly as possible, but in a safe fashion, and then allow Lance to do the things he does best," Dr. Douglas Elenz says.
Originally posted 03/24/2009 11:30AM
Broken collarbone or no, Lance Armstrong will compete in the coming Tour de France, his longtime coach said Tuesday.
"This doesn't change anything for the Tour de France," ASTANA team manager Johan Bruyneel told reporters in Palencia, Spain.
He added that Armstrong's broken collarbone might not even prevent him from returning to ride the Giro d'Italia, which begins May 9.
Originally posted 03/23/2009 01:20PM
Lance Armstrong's first professional race on European soil since winning his last Tour de France has proved tougher than anyone expected – the cyclist broke his collarbone in Spain Monday after crashing during the first stage of a five-day race.
Armstrong, who was caught in a pile-up about 12.5 miles form the stage's finish in La Vuelta de Castilla y Leon, appeared to be in considerable pain as he was helped into an ambulance headed to the Rio Carrion hospital in Palencia, the Associated Press reports.
Doctors are determining whether Armstrong will need surgery, according to race spokesman Jacinto Vidarte. The injury could prevent the champ from racing competitively for four weeks.
Originally posted 03/10/2009 11:15AM
Lance Armstrong is back in Paris, the city he hopes to conquer – again – this July. The seven-time Tour de France winner, who is seeking an unprecedented comeback, has his sights set on taking an eighth title when the famed bike race ends on the Champs-Élysees on July 26.
He arrived in the City of Light without fanfare – but with his girlfriend Anna Hansen, who is due to give birth to the couple's child in June.
Following warm-up races in Australia and California, Armstrong looking fit and lean, is onto the next stage of getting ready for the Tour. He'll compete in a one-day Milan-San Remo race in two weeks and the grueling Giro d'Italia in May, which will determine whether he feels he can compete in this year's Tour de France.
Originally posted 01/06/2009 10:55AM
Kate Hudson has nothing but well wishes for ex-boyfriend Lance Armstrong, who recently announced that he is expecting a child in June with girlfriend Anna Hansen.
"It's amazing. Congratulations," Hudson told PEOPLE at Monday night's Manhattan premiere of Bride Wars, where she shared the Tiffany & Co. blue carpet with costar Anne Hathaway.
Hudson, 29, got cozy with the seven-time Tour De France champion over this past summer. Armstrong, 37, has three children with his ex-wife Kristin: Luke, 9, and twin daughters Isabella and Grace, 7.
"He's a great father. He already is an amazing father," Hudson said with a smile.
– Laura Hahn
Originally posted 12/23/2008 11:15PM
Lance Armstrong and girlfriend Anna Hansen are expecting their first child together, the cycling champ tells PEOPLE.
"Anna and I are thrilled to confirm that we are expecting in June and our families are ecstatic and grateful," he says in a statement. "We are very much looking forward to what 2009 brings on many fronts."
He adds: "We appreciate respecting our privacy, as we are both eager to celebrate the holidays as a family."
Armstrong, 37, who won seven straight Tour de France races after battling testicular cancer, announced in September his return to professional cycling and the Tour de France next year.
Originally posted 09/24/2008 07:50PM
Before deciding whether to come out of retirement and compete in the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong needed to speak to one person in particular: his ex-wife Kristin.
"Quite frankly, if she had said, 'I don't support it,' or 'I'm not into it,' I wouldn't have done it," Armstrong, 37, told PEOPLE at the Clinton Global Initiative on Wednesday in New York. "But Kristin has been an amazing supporter. Very flexible and just amazing with the kids. I need that from her" to do this.
Originally posted 09/09/2008 05:25PM
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Lance Armstrong is hopping back on his bike – and returning to professional cycling, the athlete officially confirmed in a video blog posted on Tuesday.
"After long talks with my kids, the rest of my family and a close group of friends, I have decided to return to professional cycling in 2009," Armstrong, 36, said in his video announcement.
The announcement comes after speculation that Armstrong would return to the Tour de France.
According to the athlete, who is a cancer survivor, he's making his professional comeback in conjunction with a new effort to raise awareness of the "global cancer burden." "It's now time to address cancer on a global level," he said in a statement.
Armstrong will announce more details about his cycling program and his international LIVESTRONG strategy on Sept. 24 at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.
– Brian Orloff
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