Lance Armstrong is not the Tour of Flanders. The American ex-cyclist was invited to speak on the eve of the ronde, but backs off due to serious family reasons. Reports that the American himself on his Facebook page. Coach Roberto Martinez will replace him as a speaker at the event Thursday night.
“I was looking very forward to my trip to Belgium for the Tour of Flanders to attend. Unfortunately, it prevents a private family affair, me to come. As you undoubtedly understand, my family on the first place and I must unexpectedly close to home at this point. I will have all the action on the track from Texas as a big fan of the contest that is always full of action. I want Wouter Vandenhaute like to thank me for the opportunity and Roberto Martinez to fall.”
Wouter Vandenhaute: “I wish Lance and his family much strength in these difficult moments. I am also Roberto Martinez is grateful that he last minute out of his busy calendar free has wish to create the very first guest of the Tour of Flanders Business Academy. The Red Devils are in the last straight line to the Football world cup in Russia. How exciting and hectic it is the preparation of our national team and what goes on in the head of Roberto Martinez?”
Participants in the Tour of Flanders Business Academy specially for the key note speech of Lance Armstrong have enrolled, the cost of their ticket will be refunded.