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Lance Armstrong Due Back in Saddle in a Week | Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong Due Back in Saddle in a Week

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.

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Lance Armstrong Will Ride Tour de France

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Lance Armstrong Will Ride Tour de France

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.

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Lance Armstrong Breaks Collarbone During Race

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Lance Armstrong Breaks Collarbone During Race

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.

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Lance Armstrong Lands in Paris with Pregnant Girlfriend

Lance Armstrong Lands in Paris with Pregnant Girlfriend

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.

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Kate Hudson Amazed by Lance Armstrong's Baby News

Kate Hudson Amazed by Lance Armstrong's Baby News

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.
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Lance Armstrong & Girlfriend Expecting a Child | Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong & Girlfriend Expecting a Child

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.

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Lance Armstrong: Return to Racing a Family Decision | Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong: Return to Racing a Family Decision

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.

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Lance Armstrong Confirms: I Will Return to Cycling

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.
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Lance Armstrong: I Was No Sex Champion | Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong: I Was No Sex Champion

Originally posted 09/05/2008 01:00PM

Lance Armstrong might be an all-time champion cyclist and a hit with the ladies, but he confesses he hasn't always been a superstar in the Tour De Bedroom.

"If you are riding your bike five, six, seven hours a day, you are not a sex champion," he tells Men's Journal in its October issue. "You have fatigue, low testosterone and a lower libido," he says matter-of-factly, "but you know, I never got any complaints."

The record-breaking athlete conquered testicular cancer and won seven consecutive Tour de France victories before retiring in 2005 and has dated Sheryl Crow, Tory Burch and, more recently, Kate Hudson since his 2003 divorce from his wife of five years (and mother of their three children), Kristin.

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Lance Armstrong Hints at a Run for Political Office | John McCain, Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong Hints at a Run for Political Office

Originally posted 07/25/2008 12:30PM

Between spearheading the cancer-education and fundraising Lance Armstrong Foundation and dating Kate Hudson, Lance Armstrong has his hands full.

But the cancer survivor and cyclist hinted Thursday night that he may be interested in expanding his empire to include something more: public service.

"There might come a time when you feel like you've reached a wall and you need to step into public office and try to make change through that channel or those ends," Armstrong, 36, told reporters at the Foundation's Livestrong Summit in Columbus, Ohio – which was attended by presumptive Republican Presidential candidate John McCain.

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