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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong (Image credit: James Huang)

Lance Armstrong will rub shoulders with world leaders this week in New York City, USA, where the rider is expected to announce his 2009 comeback plans later today. Armstrong will make the announcement regarding his "new global effort in the fight against cancer" at the Clinton Global Initiative held at the New York Sheraton today.

CGI is a gathering of world leaders in both political and business landscapes, with the focus to address global challenges such as the fight against cancer. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be among those in attendance at the event.

The former Tour de France champion is then expected to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada where he will address the world's cycling media which are gathered in the gaming capital for the Interbike trade show.

Armstrong announced two weeks ago that he would return to professional cycling to further the global awareness of his charity Livestrong and its role in fighting cancer. The American again made headlines when he teamed up with Max Taam and Len Zanni and won the 12 Hours of Snowmass mountain biking race one week later.

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