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Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong

Born: September 18, 1971 (age 43) in Plano

Lance Armstrong

Professional Road Racing Cyclist

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Lance Edward Armstrong is a former American professional road racing cyclist.

He previously held seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005 but was stripped of his titles in 2012 after a doping scandal.

At age 16, Armstrong began competing as a triathlete and was a national sprint-course triathlon champion in 1989 and 1990.

In 1992, Armstrong began his career as a professional cyclist with the Motorola team.

He had notable success between 1993 and 1996, including the World Championship in 1993, Clásica de San Sebastián in 95, Tour DuPont in 95 and 96, and a handful of stage victories in Europe, including stage 18 of the 1995 Tour de France.

In 1996, he was diagnosed with a potentially fatal metastatic testicular cancer.

After his recovery, he founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation to assist other cancer survivors.

By January 1998, Armstrong had renewed serious cycling training, having signed a new racing contract with US Postal.

He was a member of the US Postal/Discovery team between 1998 and 2005, in which he won his Tour de France titles, as well as a bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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Wada boss laments Armstrong 'ambush'

Lance Armstrong should avoid "ambushing" the Tour de France by taking part in a charity ride, says a Wada chief.
BBC Sport 6 days ago

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Lance Armstrong accuser celebrates victory

*Lausanne:* Betsy Andreu, one of the first people to attest disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong took banned substances, told AFP that despite him "trying to destroy" her life she felt like she had won..
Mid-Day 1 week agoAlso reported by •Zee News

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News video: WADA Dismisses Armstrong Charity Ride as Disrespectful to Tour

WADA Dismisses Armstrong Charity Ride as Disrespectful to Tour 00:13

David Howman, director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), spoke about disgraced former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong on Tuesday (March 24) in Lausanne where the organisation is..
Source: Reuters - Sports - 1 week ago

News video: Cycling Officials Gave Armstrong Special Treatment

Cycling Officials Gave Armstrong Special Treatment 01:16

According to a damning new report, cycling's international governing body for a long time failed to tackle widespread and well-known doping problems in the sport and gave special treatment to Lance..
Source: wochit - 3 weeks ago

News video: Cycling Union Blasted for Lance Armstrong Doping Cover-Up

Cycling Union Blasted for Lance Armstrong Doping Cover-Up 02:15

In a scathing report released Monday, an independent panel came down hard on professional cycling's handling of PED use.
Source: Newsy Trending - 3 weeks ago

News video: Will PED's Always Exist in Sports?

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Will we ever see the end of PED use?
Source: FOXSports.com - on February 19, 2015

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Baseball star A-Rod wrote a apology letter to fans for his drug use, that led to a year long ban. The co-hosts debate whether or not the apology is sincere and draw comparisons between his mistakes and..
Source: ABC - on February 18, 2015

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