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Armstrong to be father for fourth time

By:
Peter Hymas
Published:
December 25, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:05 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, December 25, 2008

It will be a memorable year 2009 for seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, not only...

It will be a memorable year 2009 for seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, not only for his return to professional cycling, including an anticipated start in the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France, but also for the birth of a child with girlfriend Anna Hansen.

"Anna and I are thrilled to confirm that we are expecting in June and our families are ecstatic and grateful," said Armstrong. "We are very much looking forward to what 2009 brings on many fronts. We appreciate respecting our privacy, as we are both eager to celebrate the holidays as a family."

Armstrong and Hansen met at a charity event and have been a couple since July.

Armstrong, 37, has three children with his ex-wife Kristin, a son Luke and twins Isabelle Rose and Grace Elizabeth.

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