Armstrong Wants To Revive Colorado Race

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - Lance Armstrong wants to bring bicycle racing back to Colorado, Gov. Bill Ritter said Thursday.

Ritter said Armstrong, who has a home in Aspen and has trained in the area, called him to discuss the proposal.

"He has this idea and he's working on it from his end. There is some possibility we could bring it back," Ritter said.

Armstrong is in Italy for the Giro D'Italia race. A posting on his Twitter page on Wednesday said, "had a great conversation with Governor Ritter from Colorado. Working on something. Stay tuned...."

Colorado had a stage race in the 1970s and 80s known first as the Red Zinger Classic and later the Coors Classic. It last ran in 1988.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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