Armstrong Wins Aspen Race

By: AP
By: AP

Lance Armstrong's road back to the Tour de France is taking him through the mountains around Aspen.

Armstrong won the Aspen Cycling Club's 10-mile Smuggler-Hunter Creek mountain bike race Wednesday, just a day after announcing he was coming out of retirement to seek an eighth victory in the Tour.

He finished in 57 minutes, 10 seconds -- 14 seconds ahead of the second-place rider.

His spokesman, Mark Higgins, says Armstrong also plans to compete Sunday in the 12 Hours of Snowmass.

That mountain bike race is a fundraiser for the Aspen Youth Center and the Extreme Sports Camp, a service for kids with autism.

Organizers hope to raise $25,000 to $30,000.

Armstrong is a cancer survivor who's said he wants to compete professionally again to raise awareness about the disease.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 28254094 - kktv.com/a?a=28254094