Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong says he will compete in the race for the next two years before retiring.
Armstrong has won the Tour de France every year since 1999
Armstrong has won the Tour five times and will bid for a record sixth title next year.
He said: "I know that I've been blessed to have this life and this sport, and I want to win the 2004 Tour de France."
Armstrong, who was named BBC overseas sports personality of the year on Sunday, added that his pre-season preparations had been going well.
The American also said he had not made any plans about what to do when he retired.