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Lance Armstrong tweets adios to Tour de France

Lance Armstrong used his Twitter account to announce that this year's Tour de France will be his last.

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The 2010 Tour de France will be cyclist Lance Armstrong's last. He's won it seven times already and is hoping to wear the yellow jersey down the Champs-Elysees one last time. Armstrong broke the news on Twitter, saying: ''And yes, this will be (my) final Tour de France. It's been a great ride.''

Lance Armstrong has posted on his Twitter page this year's Tour de France will be his last.

"It's been a great ride. Looking forward to 3 great weeks," Armstrong tweeted Monday.

A seven-time winner of cycling's most prestigious race, the 38-year-old Armstrong returned to the Tour last year after a three-year absence and finished third behind Astana teammate Alberto Contador of Spain.

Armstrong started a new team for this year's race. He won the race seven straight times from 1999-2005 before retiring.

The Tour de France starts Saturday in Belgium.

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