Pedaling online – Cycling star boosts Web campaign

Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has ventured into online fundraising with an endorsement of, a Denver-based Web site that raises money for nonprofits, the Associated Press reports. serves 1,000 nonprofits online, providing customized Web pages and money each time a supporter views a page or uses services, such as its search engines or e-mail.

Nonprofit earnings on the site reach $7,000 to $10,000 a year, says Hughes Bakewell,’s chief executive officer.

Armstrong, who won the 1999 Tour de France after overcoming cancer, will be featured in promotions and advertising for the site.

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