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Armstrong says 'emotions' could put his safety in jeopardy

Updated: November 18, 2008, 10:04 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Lance Armstrong fears he could be attacked by spectators if he returns to the Tour de France next year.

The seven-time Tour champion, who is making a comeback after three years in retirement, said in an interview in The Guardian on Tuesday that he is concerned about his safety.

"I don't want to enter an unsafe situation but you see this stuff coming out of France," said the American rider, who has many critics in France. "There're some aggressive, angry emotions. ...

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