Armstrong and Contador to train together this month

Astana team-mates heading to Tenerife

Cycling greats Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador will train together for the first time in the Astana team in Spain's Canary Islands this month, Astana said.

Seven-time Tour de France champion Armstrong, who announced his comeback to cycling after a three-year hiatus earlier this year, and Contador, who has won all three of the sport's major Tours, will take part in the November 30-December 8 session on the island of Tenerife, an Astana spokesman said.

Contador, 25, had hinted that he may quit Astana following the signing of Armstrong, 37, but later said he had been given assurances that he would remain team leader.

The Spaniard underwent an operation on Monday to repair an injury to his nasal partition, and has said he hoped to be fit to race in the Vuelta in Valencia in Spain in February.

Armstrong has said he will compete in the Tour of Italy next year, but is yet to confirm whether he will race in the Tour de France.

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