ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Lance Armstrong has no plans to go into hiding.
Hours after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased his seven Tour de France victories and banned him from the sport for life, Armstrong tweeted Friday that he's still planning to ride in a mountain bike race in Aspen, Colo., on Saturday and follow it up with a marathon on Sunday.
He tweeted that he was "excited to be racing" and by the 9,000 feet of up and down over 36 miles on Saturday.
Armstrong spokesman Mark Higgins said the races are not governed by USADA.
The races will be Armstrongs' first public appearance since the sanctions were handed down. Higgins said Armstrong also plans to deliver a keynote speech at a cancer conference in Montreal on Wednesday.