Armstrong Exits Circuit de la Sarthe

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A stomach-related illness has forced Lance Armstrong to pull out of the 2010 Circuit de la Sarthe, according to  After competing Tuesday, Armstrong was unable to continue due to a flu-like intestinal infection. The cyclist tweeted  that he was “sicker than a dog now” and will return to the U.S. as soon as he can. Several teammates on Sunday's Tour de Flanders reportedly came down with a similar bug. Armstrong's next competition is in May, in the 2010 AMGEN  Tour of California.

–Aurora Wingard