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Lance Armstrong Talks About France, Cycling and Livestrong.com

BoomTown managed to sneak into the green room at the Web 2.0 Summit last night to get a little chit-chat in with Lance Armstrong, the seven-time winner of the Tour de France cycling race title.

Armstrong is now probably going for his eighth one, much to the chagrin of France (yes, the whole country, as Armstrong notes in one of the clips in the video below), part of his “comeback” from a three-year retirement.

Here’s a video of him talking to me about his health and fitness Web site, Livestrong.com, and some snippets from his onstage interview with Web 2.0′s John Battelle, along with some crazy bidding for a bicycle he signed:


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