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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Biking champ to lend star power to charity ride

Sunday, March 22, 2009 3:36 AM
BY JEFFREY SHEBAN
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

One month after his much-anticipated Tour de France comeback in July, cycling legend Lance Armstrong will set the pace in the first Columbus-to-Athens charity ride for cancer research.
Armstrong, who captured the world's imagination by beating testicular cancer, then winning a record seven consecutive Tours, will ride in the Pelotonia Tour in late August and serve as honorary chairman.

"This means everything to us," said Tom Lennox, executive director of the event. "His involvement will attract more cyclists so we can raise more money."

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