Image via Wikipedia This is not a joke!!! The 36-year-old Armstrong seven times Tour De France champion (1999-2005) is breaking out of his three-year retirement and aiming to win yet another Tour de France in 2009.
Armstrong call his comeback an attempt to raise global awareness in his fight against cancer (Anyone will need a reason to come out of retirement)
I will say this is sports biggest surprise this year. Armstrong has been accused of being a serial dater lately, I guess coming out of retirement will put the spotlight back into his sporting achievements.
Diagnosed in 1996 with testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain, doctors gave Armstrong less than a 50 percent chance of survival. Surgery and brutal cycles of chemotherapy saved his life.
From there, it was determination and powerful self-discipline that led him back to the bike and his stunning 1999 Tour win.
Despite what people say about Armstrong, he will always be a legend and inspiration to me and I will definitely be looking forward to his comeback.