On a cool, crisp morning, Armstrong leads group of bikers in a charity ride around AspenBy Pat Graham, AP
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Armstrong takes part in charity bike ride in Aspen
ASPEN, Colo. — Lance Armstrong rode in a charity cycling event on a cool morning that had participants bundling up as if they were preparing for the slopes rather than a jaunt on the roads.
With temperatures hovering around 36 degrees Sunday, a band of riders followed Armstrong’s lead out of the starting gate. The event consisted of 25- and 50-mile rides through the valley to raise funds for Wapiyapi, a nonprofit organization that provides camps and support to families affected by childhood cancer.
The ride came after a week of appearances for the seven-time Tour de France winner, who is being investigated as part of a federal probe into organized doping in pro cycling.
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