The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Sunday that Lance Armstrong is rumored to be <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/once-he-dominated--now-lance-could-own-the-tour/2008/09/19/1221331205913.html" target="_blank">interested in a possible buyout of ASO</a>, the company that owns the Tour de France.
The author, Rupert Guinness, writes:
+It may not be unveiled next week, but the word is that Armstrong is involved in a possible buyout of Tour organisers Amaury Sport Organisation from its parent company the Amaury Group.
Furthermore, Armstrong may saddle up in the deal with Hein Verbruggen - the former president and now vice-president of cycling's world body, the Union Cycliste Internationale. Some say it may be an Armstrong-UCI deal.+
While this is purely rumor right now, so was "Lance Armstrong is coming back" before it actually happened. Who knows?
P.S. Credit to EveryMan Triathlete Roman Mica for <a href="http://www.everymantri.com/everyman_triathlon/2008/09/a-tale-of-two-stories.html" target="_blank">posting this on his blog yesterday</a>.