Armstrong announces new team

ANNECY:Lance Armstrong and RadioShack are forming a new cycling team that will compete in next year’s Tour de France. The seven-time Tour winner, who returned to cycling after three and half years of retirement, said he expects to take part in running and triathlon for Team RadioShack beginning in 2010.

“RadioShack has agreed to partner with us and ensure that this partnership and this team stays alive for years to come, continues to be at the head of the peloton,” Armstrong said in a video on his Livestrong Web site. The 37-year-old Texan is riding this year’s Tour with the Kazakh-funded Astana team. “It’s a huge opportunity for us as an organisation and as a cancer survivour. It’s pretty mega,” Armstrong added.