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Astana says Armstrong will be in Tour de France

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 PALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Astana manager Johan Bruyneel is confident that Lance Armstrong's broken collarbone will not prevent him from taking part in either the Giro d'Italia or the Tour de France.

Bruyneel says he doesn't think "this changes anything for the Tour de France." He says a broken collar bone in March doesn't mean Armstrong won't be ready for the Tour de France in July.

Armstrong stayed in Bruyneel's house in Madrid on Monday night before flying out Tuesday to the United States for possible surgery on his collarbone.

Armstrong broke his collarbone Monday after a pileup in the first stage of the Vuelta of Castilla and Leon race in Spain.

 Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.


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