Lance Armstrong, Jimmie Johnson to join RAGBRAI on Thursday

  • 26 July, 2017

Lance Armstrong will meet up with RAGBRAI on Thursday and is expected in the overnight town that night, Cresco, the city said.

Armstrong has become an annual feature on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. On his podcast before joining RAGBRAI in 2016, he said, “If you guys can just visualize this … It’s six or seven days long. It’s from the west side of the state to the east. It’s wacky. It’s like Woodstock on bikes.”

Armstrong won the Tour de France seven consecutive times, but the victories were stripped because of doping.

He and his team always attract attention on RAGBRAI, and Armstrong partakes in plenty of eating and golf to go with cycling.

PHOTOS: Armstrong, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth on RAGBRAI 2016

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will also be in Cresco on Thursday.

From 2014: RAGBRAI’s open arms for Armstrong

Ultimate Gallery: 206 photos of Lance Armstrong at RAGBRAI

Ultimate Gallery: 206 photos of Lance Armstrong at RAGBRAI


  1. Jeff

    The Des Moines Register makes a big deal of Armstrong being at RAGBRAI every year. Apparently the Register supports doping in sports.

  2. Sandaltan .

    Welcome to RAGBRAI Lance!! I am happy to see you back……which is what I saw of you on your last visit!!

Submit a Comment

Related Articles
No results found
Friends of RAGBRAI