Lance Armstrong announced his 2005 racing schedule which will includes the Tour de France. By participating in the Tour de France again this year, Lance Armstrong will be attempting to win an unprecedented seventh consecutive General Classification victory.
The announcement was carried on The Paceline, the Lance Armstrong and Team Discovery Fan Club Site, and on TeamDiscoveryChannel.com. The announcement includes the following statement from Lance:
I am grateful for the opportunity that Discovery Communications has given the team and look forward to achieving my goal of a seventh Tour de France (victory).
Other events in which he plans to participate are:
- March 6-13: Paris-Nice
- April 3: Tour of Flanders
- April 19-24: Tour de Georgia
- July 2-24: Tour de France
Although he has not committed to participate in any events between the Tour de Georgia in April and the Tour de France in July, he may participate in other events if his fitness permits it.
All of these races are expected to be broadcast on the Outdoor Life Network in the United States.