Lance Armstrong to join Liloan race
February 2, 2012
SEVEN-TIME Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong might be seeing action in the 2012 Xterra Philippines Championship Off-road Triathlon on March 18 in Liloan, Cebu.
Cebu over-all coordinator Oscar Rodriguez said that Sunrise Events Chairman Fred Uytengsu, organizer of the event, has invited Armstrong to join the event.
“We are expecting feedback from him either on the last week of February or in the first week of March,” Rodriguez said.
After retiring from pro cycling, Armstrong joined the Xterra US Championship in Utah, his first in 20 years, and secured the fifth spot. He then finished No. 23 in his first Xterra World Championship at Kapalua, Hawaii.
“It would be great to have him but Xterra would overshadow Ironman. It would also be a security and logistical headache. Just imagine racing with one of the greatest sportsmen alive,” Rodriguez said.
He also added that he has seen Lance run during the New York Marathon and he has his own close-in security like those of the President of the United States of America.