After football's Brett Favre retired and then unretired, another top athlete hits the training trail.  For Lance Armstrong, the road back to the Tour de France has begun in the Laurentian Mountains in Canada, north of Montreal.

The seven-time winner of the Tour de France is now racing again and rode last Friday with 40 cyclists over more than
60 miles (100 kilometers) of rain-soaked roads.  To ride with Armstrong,
each cyclist had to raise at least US$25,000 for a
cancer-care fund.

The 36-year-old cancer survivor says the fight against the disease is the driving force behind his comeback.  Despite retiring, he kept himself in very good shape:


Armstrong wore a yellow jersey before his ride and said "As some of
you may or may not know, I've decided to race again to talk about
the global circumstances of this disease."

Looks like he will be back in the Tour de France next year then.

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