DES MOINES, Iowa -- Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong plans to ride in a weeklong bicycle event through Iowa.
Manager Mark Higgins says Armstrong will take part in a portion of the 39th annual RAGBRAI, which crosses through the state from July 24-30. The acronym means "Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa."
The Des Moines Register newspaper, which sponsors the ride, says Armstrong likely will ride for two days with his Livestrong team through central Iowa.
The ride starts at the Missouri River in western Iowa and ends at the Mississippi River. The event attracts thousands of bicyclists each year.