3 Mar 2009

Armstrong to ride in two European races before Tour de France

7:21 pm on 3 March 2009

The seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will continue his build-up to this year's Tour with two races in Europe later this month.

The 37-year-old American - who has returned to competitive cycling after a three-and-a-half year hiatus - will compete in the Milan-Sanremo race on March the 21st and then the Tour of Castille in Spain from March the 23rd.

At the conclusion of the race Armstrong will resume training in the US. meaning he will not compete in the Criterium International or the Tour of Flanders.