Lance Armstrong, a former pro cyclist gave fellow riders a surprise on Saturday, lining up for the Texas Chainring Massacre.
The gravel bike race was held in Valley View, about 50 miles north of Fort Worth.
In a total of2 hours, 51 minutes and 23.97 seconds, 45 year old Armstrong blazed through the approximately 62-mile course of gravel and dirt roads to finish 2.5 seconds behind Mat Stephens of Dallas who emerged first place in the race.
Lance Armstrong has proved that that he can still maintain decent form after he uploaded a video to Strava of the recent ride he had with Cannondale-Drapac professional Lawson Craddock in Texas.
The cyclist, who was disgraced and was stripped off his titles (Tour de France titles), made a ride of 115 miles within 5 hours and 52 minutes, and this ride averaged 31.5 kph (19.6 mph).
Using his Twitter handle, he posted:
“6 hours/115 miles in miserable weather with @lawsoncraddock. Who wants to do that....? WEDU" (making reference to WEDU, his event management company)”
Lance Armstrong has been shunned from the well known Tuesday Cruiseday event, the answer of what one organizer named the rider’s unblushing try to lead the directionless peloton.
Lance Armstrong’s declaration to take part in Tour France2015 charity ride has led to sparks from several quarters. David Howman, the WADA boss has expressed strong concern over the disgraced rider’s recent declaration & has warned him not to “ambush” 2015 Tour France by participating in the charity ride.
As per the reports, ex-footballer & cancer survivor Geoff Thomas had persuaded the banned American rider to join the charity ride, in spite of his lifetime ban for consuming PEDs.
Thomas is hopeful to raise around 1 million pounds to help to fight leukemia.
The court documents clearly made it clear that $10 million is the amount which must be paid by Lance Armstrong to the insurance company of sports after the arbitrators did not accept the decision against him.
The rule is against a dispute of the Tour de France. SCA Promotions of the Dallas based company did pay $ 12 million as bonus to Armstrong but he had to give back the money since he himself admitted to doping.
Banned former cyclist Armstring has revealed to be helping out Tejay Garderen on his training spree by motorpacing.
The once-famous-now-disgraced rider revealed about his assistance for the leading BMC cyclist Grand tour preps in one of his recent interviews by a popular magazine.
Armstrong recently had an interview session wit Danish media t his Aspen home where he spent 3 days with the journalist accompanied by the photographer on duty.