Lance Armstrong is looking for 20 bicyclists who can ride their bicycles — relay fashion — day and night for nine days from San Diego to Washington DC. Along the way, the cyclists will be called on to share their experiences with cancer.
This is the third year for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope, which runs from September 29 to October 8. Eligible riders include cancer survivors, caregivers, physcians, nurses, and researchers. They have to be in good shape, and they'll be in better shape when it's time for the ride as they'll train for 14 weeks under Carmichael Training Systems.
Last year's team included a rider from the Pacific NW, Dr. Brandon Hayes-Lattin, an assistant professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute in Portland.
An application is available at the Tour of Hope website.
Meanwhile, Armstrong is preparing to race with his Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team in the Paris-Camembert on March 29, according to CyclingNews. The one-day race in France covers about 127 miles. It will be Armstrong's first race since he dropped out of Paris-Nice earlier in March.