Not content to let Jose Canseco continue to dominate the literary world, Lance Armstrong has a new book coming out in July. So get set to make some room on your bookshelf for the simply-titled “Lance”, a cyclist’s story as told to John Wilcockson. (Heh, Wilcockson.)
Among the subjects touched in the upcoming missive is Armstrong’s former relationship with Sheryl Crow - and why the biker & rocker eventually went their separate ways. Lance puts the blame of their breakup on Sheryl’s biological clock.
The NEW YORK POST’s PAGE SIX remembers how the happy couple became engaged in 2005, but then the relationship became “kind of a struggle” for Lance. He just wasn’t ready to be a family man again:
“She wanted marriage, she wanted children; and not that I didn’t want that, but I didn’t want that at that time because I had just gotten out of a marriage, I’d just had kids [Luke, Grace and Bella],” Armstrong, 37, reveals. “Yet we’re up against her biological clock (Sheryl was turning 44) — that pressure is what cracked it.”
He must have forgotten the words to this time-tested melody:
Lance & Sheryl, sittin’ in a tree,
First comes love, then comes marriage,
Then comes baby in a baby carriage!
The pair apparently tries counseling, but to no avail, so the cyclist & singer soon split. Sheryl eventually adopted a boy & lives on a farm, while Lance had been rumored to be riding Tory Burch, Ashley Olsen, Lisa Shields and Kate Hudson.
It took a couple of years, but Armstrong is finally ready for fatherhood again, as he announced in December that his current girlfriend Anna Hansen is pregnant. Pretty powerful work from a guy who’s had to battle with testicular cancer.
Wonder if Lance discusses the night of this conception in his book - in great graphic detail, hopefully. Hey, it’s bound to help book sales.