Lance Armstrong Rides Through State To Promote Cancer Research

Tour Of Hope To Stop At CU Cancer Center

The Tour of Hope is pedaling its way through Colorado Monday and among those taking part in the trek is a face very familiar to cycling enthusiasts -- six-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong.

The group began its cross-country journey in Los Angeles on Friday and have made stops in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Durango before stopping in Denver.

Several local bicyclists have joined the group. They're pedaling to promote cancer research and will stop at the University of Colorado Cancer Center in Aurora Monday afternoon.

The public is invited to attend the rally, which starts at 1 p.m.

The Tour of Hope team will roll in around 2:30 p.m. and will finish their ride through Lincoln, Neb., Chicago and Pittsburgh before ending on Saturday in Washington, D.C.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope is comprised of a team of 20 people who have been touched by cancer. This year, the team will ride across mountains and over plains, sharing their personal story, and continuing to motivate communities along the route to learn more about the benefits of cancer research. The Tour of Hope Team is organized into teams of five cyclists who ride in a relay fashion, four to five hours per day for eight days.

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