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Lance, Levi and other notable names on this year's roster

  • Lance Armstrong, center, leads a group of riders across the finish line in downtown Santa Rosa on Sunday, February 15, 2009. Armstrong finished the stage in fourth place.

<b>LANCE ARMSTRONG</b>

Age: 38

Resides: Austin, Texas; Aspen, Colo.

Team: RadioShack

Notable: Returned to pro road cycling in 2009 following a 3? year retirement and seven straight Tour de France titles ... Made North American return at the TOC, finishing seventh, 1:46 behind Astana teammate Levi Leipheimer ... Began his 2010 season in January at the Tour Down Under in Australia, placing 25th overall ... Will compete at the TOC this year with fewer racing days than expected the result of stomach illness and increased family time ... While preparing for a eighth Tour de France title chance in July competed at altitude and rode in strong support of the victorious Leipheimer at the Tour of the Gila in New Mexico in April ... Recently announced girlfriend Anna Hansen is pregnant with the couple's second child and Armstrong's fifth.

<b>TOM BOONEN</b>

Age: 29

Resides: Monaco

Team: Quick Step

Notable: Two-time winner of Paris-Roubaix (2005, 2008) and world road title (2005) and one of the sport's best one-day riders ... Won six Tour de France stages and two Tour of Spain stages ... Won opening TOC stage to Sacramento in 2008, but didn't compete in the race last year via the controversy surrounding his multiple out-of-competition positive drugs tests for cocaine in 2008 and 2009 ... Has four wins this season, but none in Classics ... Placed second in Milan San Remo and fifth in Paris-Roubaix.


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