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Postal Service to end sponsorship after '04

Updated: April 23, 2004, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Postal Service is ending its sponsorship of celebrated cyclist Lance Armstrong, winner of five consecutive Tour de France races.

The agency has sponsored Armstrong's pro cycling team for eight years and will to do so through the end of 2004.

Spokesman Gerry McKiernan said the agency has decided to go "in another direction" with its advertising. Asked if that meant some other sport relationship, he said "it's possible."

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