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But seven-time Tour winner will ultimately bow out on home soil

Lance Armstrong’s last overseas race as a professional will be at the Tour Down Under in South Australia.

It will be Armstrong’s third time at the Adelaide-based event which has been on the ProTour calendar since 2008.

Armstrong launched his comeback to professional cycling at the 2009 Santos Tour Down Under, and returned in 2010 to debut his new team, Team RadioShack.

 

"The impact Lance has had on the Santos Tour Down Under and the interest in cycling in South Australia has been astounding," said State Premier Mike Rann.

"I would encourage people not to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to watch Lance compete for the very last time here in Adelaide in January."

Armstrong said he was looking forward to returning  to Adelaide. "I'm excited to be competing in my last professional ride outside the US at the Santos Tour Down Under," he said.

"It will be my third time to the event, and Im sure I will enjoy it as much as I have the first two times.

"I will never forget the reception we received in Adelaide when we kicked off the LIVESTRONG global campaign. I look forward to racing and also checking in on the progress in South Australia."