Lance Armstrong has told organizers that he will race in the Giro d’Italia. The announcement posted on the Gazzetta dello Sport’s website Thursday removed doubts that the seven-time Tour de France champion would miss the race after having surgery on a broken right collarbone last month. The Gazzetta said the American contacted organizers Thursday from Colorado, where is currently training.
The Giro runs from May 9 to May 31. It will mark the first time Armstrong races in the Italian classic, considered cycling’s second most important race after the Tour. Armstrong fell during the Vuelta of Castilla and Leon in Spain on March 23 and had surgery two days later. A stainless steel plate and 12 screws were inserted into to stabilize the broken collarbone.