Oct 6, 2009 12:58 PM by Associated Press

Armstrong confident of Colorado race revival

Lance Armstrong says he's confident he can help bring bicycle racing back to Colorado.

Armstrong, who has a home in Aspen and has trained in the area, met with Gov. Bill Ritter on Tuesday. Armstrong says he would like to revive the Coors Classic, a stage race that began in the 1970s and 1980s.

Armstrong says Colorado is a natural race venue, with many professional riders and good terrain. Ritter says the state is faced with a serious budget crisis, but there may be a way for the state to help Armstrong revive the race by August 2011 if Armstrong can find supporters.


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