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Lance Armstrong Retires From Cycling

Lance Armstrong Retires From Cycling, Calls It "Retirement 2.0"

It's the second retirement from cycling for Lance Armstrong, but this time, he says, it's official. In an exclusive interview with the Associated Press, Lance said that he's stepping back due to added responsibilities and family commitments, which all take away from training time. This announcement comes on the heels of Lance placing 65th in the Tour Down Under last month.

Lance says he has no regrets about his 2009 comeback to the sport — even the crashes: "I can't say I have any regrets. It's been an excellent ride. I really thought I was going to win another tour." And despite the negative cloud that has come with recent doping accusations, Lance's contributions to the sport are legendary: seven straight Tour de France titles is only one item on a long list, and it's a tremendous achievement. Beyond that, his personal battle with testicular cancer served as a springboard for the Livestrong Foundation, which has raised over $400 million toward cancer research.

Armstrong will still be a presence in cycling, adding that he may even ride alongside his former Radio Shack teammates in the team car. However, he refuses to be that old guy reminiscing about his glory days: "In 10 years time if I'm sitting around saying, 'I was so strong on L'Alpe d'Huez in 2001,' then I got a problem."

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