Armstrong to marry rock star Crow
Lance Armstrong of Austin, Texas, poses with his girlfriend, singer Sheryl Crow, as he celebrates his sixth straight Tour de France cycling race victory, after the final stage between Montereau and Paris in this July 25, 2004 photo.
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is engaged to marry rock star Sheryl Crow, a spokesman for the cyclist has confirmed.
No details of the wedding were released, although the spokesman said a spring ceremony was likely.
The couple met at a charity event in October 2003 and began dating a short time later.
The testicular cancer survivor has three children from his first marriage.
It will be the first marriage for Crow, 43, who has previously been linked with rock star Eric Clapton and actor Owen Wilson.
Armstrong, 33, has been dogged by controversy recently when French newspaper L'Equipe said six of his urine samples collected on the 1999 Tour de France showed traces of the banned substance EPO.
There were no tests to detect EPO, a drug that increases the level of red blood cells and endurance, in 1999.
However, samples from the 1999 Tour de France were kept and have been recently retested by a lab based outside of Paris.
Armstrong has denied ever taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Crow, a former backing singer with Michael Jackson, has won nine Grammy Awards since breaking through in 1993.