Lance Armstrong Returns to Racing this Week

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Seems like just days ago we were posting photos of Lance Armstrong showing off his big new scar after a metal plate and twelve screws were installed to hold together his shattered collarbone. But he's mended so quickly, he's making his return to racing tomorrow in New Mexico.

As late as yesterday, Armstrong didn't think he'd get to race in the Tour of the Gila, but it had nothing to do with his injury: arcane cycling rules prevented top-level international players like Lance from competing in local events like the 5-day race based in Silver City, New Mexico.

But after some wrangling with international cycling officials, those rules were suspended, and Armstrong will compete on a 3-man team, with Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner. The three have had to scramble after making other plans. They'll be racing to N.M. tonight to line up for tomorrow's start.

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