AUSTIN (AP) – Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For 12-Year-Old Girl Out Of Converse, Texas
Armstrong has set up a fundraising team for the Livestrong Challenge ride in Austin in October. It will be his first return to the Livestrong event since 2012, when a report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency exposed performance-enhancing drug use by Armstrong and his U.S. Postal Service team.
Armstrong was later stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and pressured to leave the Livestrong board.READ MORE: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taken A Toll On Mental Health, Led To More Drug Abuse, CDC Says
Armstrong registered for the ride and made a $5,000 donation on Feb. 2. In a statement to The Associated Press, Armstrong says he remains “humbled and proud” of Livestrong.
Livestrong officials say they welcome his fundraising efforts.MORE NEWS: US To Deport 'Massive' Number Of Haitian Migrants From Texas Border Town
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