14 Jan 2009

Armstrong nervous about his return to competitive cycling

5:49 am on 14 January 2009

The seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has dismissed his chances of a fairytale victory in his comeback to professional cycling at the Tour Down Under in Australia.

After arriving in Adelaide Armstrong says he has no real hope of winning next week's race in South Australia and his only real ambition was to be competitive.

Armstrong quit professional cycling after the 2005 Tour de France but announced late last year he was making a comeback at age 37 to help promote cancer awareness.