-- from his own website.
"While I'm absolutely enjoying my time as a retired athlete with Sheryl and the kids, the recent smear campaign out of France has awoken my competitive side. I'm not willing to put a percentage on the chances but I will no longer rule it out..."
Then from the AP today:
Armstrong to Train With Team This Winter
Lance Armstrong plans to train with his team this winter, increasing speculation he will end his retirement and attempt an eighth straight Tour de France win.
"It's definitely an open possibility, I know he is on the bike," Discovery Channel team director Johan Bruyneel told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Wednesday.
Note to France: now look what you've done. You've gone and pissed off Lance. Again.
What do you think? Is he just screwing with their heads? Should he come back? You have to wonder if he's doing this just to stick it to the people who thought he was out of the picture for good and couldn't respond to their illegitimate allegations...
I don't think there's any doubt that he's clean and could still kick everyone's asses. But I think these announcements are intended just to drive that point home and send a scare into the tour organizers and other riders. I'd be surprised if he really came back for more. But it's impossible to get into the head of someone like Lance, so who really knows? The one thing I do know is I'd love to see him back and racing again. He's the Pedro of cycling and I'll never get tired of watching that.