American cycling great Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike with the aim of winning an eighth Tour de France.
In a interview with Vanity Fair posted Tuesday on the magazine's Internet site, Armstrong said he is 100 percent certain he is going to compete in the Tour de France next year.
The 36-year-old Armstrong says he decided to come out of retirement "to raise awareness of the global cancer burden." Armstrong's return from cancer to win the Tour a record seven consecutive times made him a hero to cancer patients worldwide and elevated cycling to an unprecedented level in America.
Armstrong has not yet decided which team he will ride with and in what other races he will compete.
Some information for this report was provided by AP.