Sheryl Crow, Lance Armstrong Announce Engagement

SEPTEMBER 6, 2005 - Posted at 3:23 p.m. CDT

AUSTIN, TX - Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and southeast Missouri native and rock star Cheryl Crow, are engaged.

The cyclist said in a statement that he asked the Kennett native to marry him Wednesday while they were in Sun Valley, Idaho.

No wedding date has been set, though Armstrong spokesman Mark Higgins said it would be a spring wedding.

Armstrong retired in July after winning his seventh straight Tour.

The marriage will be the second for Armstrong, who has three children with ex-wife Kristin.  It will be the first for Crow, who grew up in southeast Missouri.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)