Lance Armstrong and girlfriend Anna Hansen announce their engagement

Huge congratulations are in order for Lance Armstrong and girlfriend Anna Hansen, after the happy couple announced their engagement on social media.

Famous cyclist Lance, 45, and long-term girlfriend Anna took to image sharing site Instagram to share the wonderful news that he had proposed with his 105k followers.

He wrote a simple but very sweet caption which read, ‘She said….. YES!!!!’

The father-of-five also shared a stunning picture of the pair, at Lake Austin in his home state of Texas, which shows them sitting on a boat in each other’s arms.

Photographed floating in the middle of the lake, beautiful scenery can be seen in the background as well as the setting sun, which cast a golden glow over the newly engaged couple, making for a very romantic setting.

Anna’s engagement ring can be seen in the picture, and by the looks of things it’s an absolute sparkler.

She said….. YES!!!!

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The post has already received nearly 15,000 likes with fans rushing to congratulate them both.

One fan said, ‘Blessings for a lifetime of happiness! You deserve it. Congratulations!’.

Whilst another had some encouraging words about the couple’s next chapter, ‘Marriage will make your great relationship even better. Congratulations!’

Another Instagram user shared their congratulations, saying, ‘Congrats Lance !! Sending all my love to you and your future wife. I wish you the best 👍😉’

Although Lance’s Instagram caption hints at some suspense for his wife-to-be’s answer, the couple have already been together an impressive 10 years – so we’re thinking ‘a yes’ would have been probable!

Anna is mother to two of Lance’s children – Max, seven, and Olivia, six.

The Tour De France winner shares his three other children, – Luke, 17, and twin daughters Grace and Isabelle, 15 – with his ex-wife Kristin, whom he was married to from 1998 to 2003. Lance was also engaged to singer Sheryl Crow before his relationship with Anna.