Lance Armstrong buying the Tour de France? Not sure of that one, but that’s the rumor going around the net. See more photos and video of Lance below.
Could Lance Armstrong be buying the Tour de France? The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Lance Armstrong may be in talks to buy out Amaury Sport Organization (the Tour organizers) from Amaury Group (the parent company). With this deal, Armstrong is said to also be talking with Hein Verbruggen, who is the vice-president of Union Cycliste Internationale, the cycling association that oversees international competitive cycling events. It’s been labeled as an Armstrong/UCI deal.
I can’t hardly believe that this rumor is true, and the USA Today contacted the Amaury Sport Organization regarding the rumor, to which spokesman Christophe Marchadier called it a “silly joke”. I suppose we’ll find out if this rumor is in fact true in the coming weeks.
What do you think? Could Lance Armstrong be buying the Tour de France? Seems unlikely if the man is going to compete in it next year, eh? See more photos and video of Lance below.