US CYCLIST Lance Armstrong will take part in the 2009 Tour de France.
The announcement was made via the website of his team Astana.
Armstrong, 37, has won the tour a record seven times following his treatment for cancer.
His teammate Alberto Contador is the reigning Tour de France champion and will also be competing.
The 2009 Tour de France starts in Monaco on July 9. See the website www.letour.fr for a map of the route.