Lance Armstrong and former team-mates finish third in Return to Racing

Lance Armstrong and Teammates Race Again

Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde, and Dylan Casey complete third in the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo mountain bike race.

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Lance Armstrong and former teammates with mountain bikes

Lance Armstrong teamed up along with other former US Postal riders for a 24 hour mountain bike race

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Christian Vandevelde, and Dylan Casey came in third as they were reunited for 24 hour mountain bike race in Arizona. Armstrong and his old US Postal teammates took part in an endurance mountain bike race in Arizona – 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde, and Dylan Casey joined Armstrong in the relay event in Tucson, Arizona.

Armstrong Welcomed in Race

Despite past controversies, Armstrong and his teammates were welcomed in the race. Race official Todd Sadow told tucson.com, “They’re cyclists, as you know, and our event tends to attract that core of mountain biking enthusiasts,””We’re really excited to have them out there. We pride ourselves on having a good time, and I’m sure they’ll find a way to have a good time with everybody out there.”

Lance Armstrong Still Banned

Lance Armstrong is still banned from racing. However, because this race is not a UCI-sanctioned event the disgraced professional was not barred from participating in the race. Former Armstrong teammates Hincapie and Vande Velde also served doping suspensions. These suspensions were handed down following US Anti-Doping investigation into doping at the US Postal team.

18th Old Pueblo Race in Tuscon

Armstrong and his three teammates were only a few of the 1,800 riders that participated in the event. This year’s race was the 18th Old Pueblo race in Tuscon.

 

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