Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador will be training together for the very first time next week. The two leaders of the Astana team will get together for some pre-season rides at the squad's first training camp on the Spanish island of Tenerife, a Team Astana spokesperson told AFP.
The team gathering will take place from November 30 to December 8. Although the young Spaniard and 2007 Tour de France winner will be recovering from nasal surgery, he will ride alongside the seven times Tour de France winner and the rest of the team.
Contador hopes to be in form again to race in the Vuelta a Valencia next February. Armstrong, on the other hand, will start his 2009 season in the Tour Down Under in Australia in January. The American has the Giro d'Italia on his programme, but is yet to confirm whether he will race in the Tour de France.