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Armstrong to open Israel cycle route

Seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will open a new cycle route in Israel next year, according to Dutch news site The planned route will run from the coastal city of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and marks the Jewish's states 60 years of independence.

Armstrong this week accepted an invitation extended to him by the Israeli consulate in New York, Ilanm Marciano.

The date for the event has yet to be decided, but will coincide with the anniversary celebrations across the country.

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