BOSTON (AP) – Seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong will be among the participants in the 32nd Pan-Massachusetts Challenge next month.

Organizers announced on Wednesday that Armstrong will ride the first leg of the challenge from Sturbridge to Bourne.

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Armstrong will be riding for the first time in the annual event that raises money through the Jimmy Fund for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

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Some 5,300 cyclists from 37 states and eight countries are expected to ride some or all of the 190 miles on Aug. 6 and 7.

Organizers expect this year’s ride to raise about $34 million, with all of the money raised going directly toward cancer research and treatment.

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