Six-time Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong of the United States returns to competition Sunday when he takes part in the Fleche Brabanconne race in Belgium.
Armstrong withdrew from the Paris-to-Nice race two weeks ago because of a virus. His Discovery Team manager Johan Bruyneel says Armstrong is feeling better and is motivated to race again.
Sunday's race will be Armstrong's first of three in one week, he plans to take part in the Paris-to-Camambert race on Tuesday and then return to Belgium to compete in the Tour of Flanders April third.
Armstrong has won the Tour de France the past six years. He plans to try to extend that record streak to a seventh title when cycling's premier event gets under way in July.
Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.