7 Jan 2009

Lance Armstrong says Astana team could sweep podium at Tour de France

2:56 pm on 7 January 2009

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong says his Astana team has a chance at a podium sweep in this year's Tour de France.

Armstrong, who won the Tour de France from 1999-2005, told website The Daily Beast any one of five riders on the team could be in position to win the 2009 title.

Armstrong's tour teammates include 2007 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, plus US compatriot Levi Leipheimer, Andreas Kloden and Haimar Zebeldia.