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Lance Armstrong Retires For Last Time

2/16/2011 10:10am EST

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Lance Armstrong is retiring from cycling — this time for good, apparently.

"Never say never," Armstrong joked to The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Just kidding."

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Calling it "Retirement 2.0," the seven-time Tour de France champ said he will miss competing, but not the intense training that goes with it. "I can't say I have any regrets. It's been an excellent ride. I really thought I was going to win another [Tour de France]," Armstrong said of his 2009 comeback. "Then I lined up like everybody else and wound up third.

"I have no regrets about last year, either," he said of his 23rd-place finish. "The crashes, the problems with the bike — those were things that were beyond my control."

Armstrong retired in 2005 after winning his seventh straight Tour de France, but returned four years later, partially to raise ...

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