Cycling legend Lance Armstrong reportedly will come out of retirement to compete in five road races, including the 2009 Tour de France.
VeloNews reported Monday that Armstrong will take part in the Amgen Tour, the Paris-Nice, Tour de Georgia, Dauphiné-Libéré and the Tour de France, which he won a record seven consecutive times from 1999-2005.
Armstrong, who turns 37 on Sept. 18, retired on July 24, 2005.
Anonymous sources told the journal that Armstrong will race with the UCI ProTeam Astana team, reuniting him with former U.S. Postal Service team director Johan Bruyneel.
The Astana team was prohibited from competing in this year’s Tour de France after Alexandre Vinokourov was disqualified for a positive drug test in 2007, and the team’s subsequent decision to withdraw from the race.