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Monday
Jan242011

Lance Armstrong, Cyclists Raise Money for Australian Flood Victims

Photo Courtesy - Morne de Klerk/Getty Images(BRISBANE, Australia) -- Lance Armstrong, along with thousands of cyclists, mounted their bikes in Queensland Monday to raise money for Australian flood victims.

The fundraiser, called Queensland Ride for Relief, was a 25-kilometer ride through Brisbane that raised at least $125,000, according to The Courier-Mail.  The money raised will go to help Australians affected by flooding that began last month in Queensland.  The flooding claimed more than 20 lives and stranded over 200,000.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh was among the 2,500 cyclists who participated in the event.

"It's amazing how many people are here to help those affected by the floods," Bligh said.

"For those people who had the stuffing knocked out of them with these floods, Lance Armstrong is an inspiration," she added.

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