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Lance Armstrong
Armstrong in 2003speaking at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Armstrong in 2003
speaking at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Personal information
Full name Lance Edward Armstrong
Nickname The Boss, Juan Pelota, The Texan,[1]
Mellow Johnny (from Maillot Jaune,
French for Yellow jersey)
[2]
Date of birth September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18) (age 38)
Country United States
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)[3]
Weight 1993: 79 kg (174 lb)
1999: 74 kg (163 lb)
2009: 75 kg (165 lb)[3]
Team information
Current team Team RadioShack
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-Rounder
Amateur team(s)1
1990–1991
1991
Subaru-Montgomery
US National Team
Professional team(s)1
1992–1996
1997
1998–2005
2009
2010-
Motorola
Cofidis
US Postal
Astana
Team RadioShack
Major wins
Tour de France
Jersey yellow.svg General Classification
(1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
22 Individual Stages
Infobox last updated on:
July 26, 2008
1 Team names given are those prevailing
at time of rider beginning association with that team.
.Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is an American professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTour team Team RadioShack.^ Armstrong to ride for Astana team in 2009 .
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^ Lance will be racing in the 2010 Tour with team Radioshack.
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^ Before he was a professional cyclist Lance Armstrong was a professional triathlete.
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.He is also the founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer research and support.^ In 1997, Armstrong founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation , which supports people affected by cancer.
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^ He is also the founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer research and support.
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^ Lance Armstrong — $5,000,000: The Lance Armstrong Foundation – cancer research, education and advocacy.

.He won the Tour de France a record-breaking seven consecutive years, from 1999 to 2005.^ Every year since 1999 me and my dad watch the tour de france.
  • Lance Armstrong Profile | Team RadioShack Cycling News 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.teamradioshack.us [Source type: General]

^ VI. The 2009 Tour de France .
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^ Tour de France (1 stage victory) .
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.He is the only person to win seven times, having broken the previous record of five wins, shared by Miguel Indurain, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Jacques Anquetil.^ He is the only person to win seven times, having broken the previous record of five wins, shared by Miguel Indurain , Bernard Hinault , Eddy Merckx and Jacques Anquetil .
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^ He could easily be out in front had he not broken his collarbone and had more time to train instead of having a child.
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^ This made him one of only five cyclists to have won all three of the Grand Tours during their career (joining all-time greats like Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault, and Eddy Merckx).
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.He has survived testicular cancer, a tumor that metastasized to his brain and lungs in 1996. His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and extensive chemotherapy, and his prognosis was originally poor.^ He has survived testicular cancer, a tumor that metastasized to his brain and lungs in 1996.
  • Lance Armstrong Profile | Team RadioShack Cycling News 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.teamradioshack.us [Source type: General]

^ He has survived testicular cancer , a tumor that metastasized to his brain and lungs in 1996.
  • Lance Armstrong - Road Cycling 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC roadcycling.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Armstrong was diagnosed in 1996 with testicular cancer that had spread to his brain, lungs and abdomen.
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.In 1999, he was named the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year.^ He underwent grueling treatments including chemotherapy and surgery, however, and went on to make his name in the world of sports.

^ He was also named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for the years 2002–2005.
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^ Safety improvements that have been widely available elsewhere in the world for years - even decades - are yet to be required here.

.In 2000 he won the Prince of Asturias Award in Sports.^ In 2000 he won the Prince of Asturias Award in Sports.
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  • Lance Armstrong Profile | Team RadioShack Cycling News 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.teamradioshack.us [Source type: General]

^ He received ESPN’s ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, and won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award in 2003.
  • Lance Armstrong Profile | Team RadioShack Cycling News 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.teamradioshack.us [Source type: General]

^ He received ESPN 's ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, and won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award in 2003.
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[4] .In 2002, Sports Illustrated magazine named him Sportsman of the Year.^ In 2002, Sports Illustrated magazine named him Sportsman of the Year .
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^ In 2002, Sports Illustrated magazine named him Sportsman of the Year.
  • Lance Armstrong Profile | Team RadioShack Cycling News 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.teamradioshack.us [Source type: General]
  • Lance Armstrong - Book Keynote Speaker Lance Armstrong from Speak Inc for your next event! 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.speakinc.com [Source type: General]

^ A Sports Gallery Exclusive framing, the entire July 24th, 2000 Sports Illustrated magazine is encapsulated for protection and presentation.
  • Lance Armstrong Cycling: lance memorabilia, armstrong jersey, lance armstrong signed photo, lance signatures, lance armstrong yellow jersey, cycling autographs, tour de france, the yellow jersey, seven tour de france victories, livestrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.sportsgalleryweb.com [Source type: General]

.He was also named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for the years 2002–2005. He received ESPN's ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, and won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award in 2003. Armstrong retired from racing on July 24, 2005, at the end of the 2005 Tour de France, but returned to competitive cycling in January 2009, finishing third in the 2009 Tour de France.^ Lance Armstrong signed poster autograph Tour de france .

^ Tour de France Coverage .
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^ Never in it's 101-year history has the Tour De France, the most prestigious cycling race in the world, had a winner like Armstrong.
  • Lance Armstrong Cycling: lance memorabilia, armstrong jersey, lance armstrong signed photo, lance signatures, lance armstrong yellow jersey, cycling autographs, tour de france, the yellow jersey, seven tour de france victories, livestrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.sportsgalleryweb.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Career

Early career

.Armstrong was born on September 18, 1971, in Plano, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas.^ Armstrong was born on September 18, 1971, in Plano, Texas , a northern suburb of Dallas .
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^ Lance Armstrong (born September 18, 1971, Plano, Texas) is an American professional road racing cyclist.
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^ September 18, 1971 .
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.At the age of 12, he began his sporting career as a swimmer at the City of Plano Swim Club and finished fourth in Texas state 1,500-meter freestyle.^ Armstrong's cycling comeback began in 1998 when he finished fourth in the Vuelta a España .
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^ He began his sporting career as a triathlete, competing in seniors' competitions from the age of 16.
  • Lance Armstrong biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (sports: bicycling, tour de france) 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.He stopped swimming after seeing a poster for a junior triathlon which he entered and won easily.^ When he was 13, Texas-born Lance Armstrong won the Kids Iron Triathlon, an event combining swimming, biking, and running.
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.In the 1987–1988 Tri-Fed/Texas ("Tri-Fed" was the former name of USA Triathlon), Armstrong was the number one ranked triathlete in the 19-and-under group; second place was Chann McRae, who became a US Postal Service cycling teammate and the 2002 USPRO national champion.^ At 16, Armstrong became a professional triathlete and became national sprint-course triathlon champion in 1989 and 1990 at 18 and 19, respectively.
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^ In the 1987–1988 Tri-Fed/Texas ("Tri-Fed" was the former name of USA Triathlon ), Armstrong was the number one ranked triathlete in the 19-and-under group; second place was Chann McRae , who became a US Postal Service cycling teammate and the 2002 USPRO national champion .
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^ While Mr. Armstrong's legacy as one of cycling's greatest champions is secure, history may also remember him as the man who proved once and for all the value of focusing on one big race each year rather than simply trying to achieve a good level of fitness and then racing as often as possible, as most previous champions did.
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.Armstrong's points total for 1987 as an amateur was better than the five professionals ranked that year.^ Armstrong's points total for 1987 as an amateur was better than the five professionals ranked that year.
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^ Armstrong held a press conference to announce that he would retire from professional cycling after the 2005 Tour de France, which would be the final race of his 14 year career.
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^ What is certain is that five of the eight riders who shared the Tour podium with Armstrong in his winning years served doping bans at some point in their careers.
  • Lance Armstrong: Steel on two wheels - Cycling - Yahoo! Canada Sports 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC ca.sports.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.At 16, Armstrong became a professional triathlete and became national sprint-course triathlon champion in 1989 and 1990 at 18 and 19, respectively.^ At 16, Armstrong became a professional triathlete and became national sprint-course triathlon champion in 1989 and 1990 at 18 and 19, respectively.
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^ In the 1987–1988 Tri-Fed/Texas ("Tri-Fed" was the former name of USA Triathlon ), Armstrong was the number one ranked triathlete in the 19-and-under group; second place was Chann McRae , who became a US Postal Service cycling teammate and the 2002 USPRO national champion .
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.It became clear that his greatest talent was for bicycle racing after he won the U.S. amateur championship in 1991. Representing the U.S., he finished 14th in the 1992 Summer Olympics.^ It soon became clear that his greatest talent lay in racing bikes.
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^ Representing the U.S., he finished 14th in the 1992 Summer Olympics with the help of teammates Bob Mionske and Timm Peddie .
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^ It became clear that his greatest talent was as a bicycle racer after he won the U.S. amateur championship in 1991.
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.This performance earned him his first professional contract with Motorola with whom he won his first race, the Trophee Laigueglia in Italy, beating the favourite Moreno Argentin.^ Sunday July 20th 1969; thats 40 years ago now but I remember it clearly as the day that I first became aware of professional bicycle racing I was ...
  • PezCycling News - What's Cool In Pro Cycling 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.pezcyclingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ His successes continued with Team Motorola, with whom he won a stage in the 1995 Tour de France and several classic one-day events.
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^ While racing the TDF in the past we heard him say "If I can't win I won't race" .
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.Also in 1992, Armstrong competed in the Tour of Ireland race.^ Also in 1992, Armstrong competed in the Tour of Ireland race.
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^ The race, from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August, will provide some spectacular racing with seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong bringing his Astana team to Ireland for the [...
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^ Armstrong to race post-Tour criteriums; Voigt stays with CSC .
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.In 1993, Armstrong won 10 one-day events and stage races.^ In 1993, Armstrong won 10 one-day events and stage races.
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^ When he was 13, Texas-born Lance Armstrong won the Kids Iron Triathlon, an event combining swimming, biking, and running.
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^ This one shows Armstrong, donning the leaders yellow jersey , racing by the thousands of screaming fans that line the course each day just hoping to catch of glimpse of Armstrong.
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.He became one of the youngest riders to win the UCI Road World Championship, and took his first stage win at the 1993 Tour de France from Châlons-sur-Marne to Verdun.^ VI. The 2009 Tour de France .
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^ Tour de France success .
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^ FSB: Tour de France marketing hits uphill stage .
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He was in 97th place overall when abandoned in the Alps after the 12th stage.
.He also collected the Thrift Drug Triple Crown of Cycling: the Thrift Drug Classic in Pittsburgh, the K-Mart West Virginia Classic, and the CoreStates USPRO national championship in Philadelphia.^ Although he again won the Thrift Drug Classic and came second in the Tour Du Pont in the U.S., his successes in Europe were second placings in the Clásica San Sebastián and Liège-Bastogne-Liège .
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^ What three races did Lance Armstrong win to collect $1 million for the Thrift Drug...
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^ He also collected the Thrift Drug Triple Crown of Cycling: the Thrift Drug Classic in Pittsburgh , the K-Mart West Virginia Classic, and the CoreStates USPRO national championship in Philadelphia .
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.Thrift Drug said it would award $1 million to a rider winning all three races, a feat previously unachieved.^ What three races did Lance Armstrong win to collect $1 million for the Thrift Drug...
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^ How would this all play out, particularly with two top riders going for the same overall goal through different methods?
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^ Which is why, if judged solely on physical endurance, Lance Armstrong would hands-down win The Associated Press’ Athlete of the Decade award.
  • Lance Armstrong: Steel on two wheels - Cycling - Yahoo! Canada Sports 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC ca.sports.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.At the USPRO championship, Armstrong sat up on his bicycle on the final lap, took out a comb, combed his hair and smiled for the cameras.^ At the USPRO championship, Armstrong sat up on his bicycle on the final lap, took out a comb, combed his hair and smiled for the cameras.
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^ Of course, when Contador took advantage of a situation and put time into Armstrong (using Armstrongs own tactics, no less) the Lance faithful were up in arms.
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^ She sat on his lap and "they were making out all night."
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.In 1994, he again won the Thrift Drug Classic and came second in the Tour Du Pont in the United States.^ Tour du Pont (5 stage wins) .
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^ Although he again won the Thrift Drug Classic and came second in the Tour Du Pont in the U.S., his successes in Europe were second placings in the Clásica San Sebastián and Liège-Bastogne-Liège .
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^ Tour du Pont (3 stage wins) .
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.His successes in Europe were second placings in the Clásica San Sebastián and Liège-Bastogne-Liège.^ Although he again won the Thrift Drug Classic and came second in the Tour Du Pont in the U.S., his successes in Europe were second placings in the Clásica San Sebastián and Liège-Bastogne-Liège .
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^ He won the Clásica San Sebastián in 1995, and this time won the Tour Du Pont and took a handful of stage victories in Europe and the U.S. Armstrong's successes were much the same in 1996, and despite several small victories, he was unremarkable in comparison to others at the time.
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.He won the Clásica San Sebastián in 1995, and this time won the Tour Du Pont and took a handful of stage victories in Europe including the stage to Limoges in the Tour De France.^ Tour de France Coverage .
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^ VI. The 2009 Tour de France .
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^ Tour de France success .
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.He dedicated the win to teammate Fabio Casartelli who died in a crash on the descent of the Col de Portet d'Aspet on the 15th stage, two days before.^ In 1993, he won the 8th stage and in 1995 he took stage 18 in honor of teammate Fabio Casartelli who crashed and died on stage 15.
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^ However, 1984 Giro winner Francesco Moser said having Armstrong at the Giro “wouldn't be bad, especially since he lived in Italy when he rode for Motorola and he had a great friend like Fabio Casartelli,” referring to Armstrong's former team and teammate, who died in a fall at the 1995 Tour.
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^ File:Lance Armstrong MidiLibre 2002.jpg Lance Armstrong finishing 3rd in Sète , taking over the Yellow Jersey at Grand Prix Midi Libre Before his cancer treatment, Armstrong had won two Tour de France stages.
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.Armstrong's successes were much the same in 1996. He became the first American to win the La Flèche Wallonne and again won the Tour Dupont.^ He won the first of his record-setting seven Tour de France wins after surviving a nearly fatal bout with testicular cancer.
  • Lance Armstrong – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

^ Contador wins Tour de France again, Armstrong places third mail.com -- Alberto Contador of Spain has won the Tour de France for a second time...
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^ A recent article by El País , the biggest newspaper in Spain, paints an much different Armstrong then portrayed by American networks.
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.However, his performances began to suffer and he was only able to compete for five days in the Tour De France.^ VI. The 2009 Tour de France .
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^ Tour de France success .
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^ Tour de France .
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.At Atlanta he was only able to finish 6th in the time trial and 12th in the road race in the 1996 Olympic Games.^ He finished 12th in the road race at the 1996 Olympic Games .
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^ In celebration of the Athens Olympic Time Trials later today, here are some photos from the Atlanta TTs in 1996.
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^ Comments : Given Armstrong’s historic time trial strength, getting yellow early on not only seemed like the plan, but what most experts expected to happen.
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Cancer

.On October 2, 1996, at age 25, Armstrong was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer.^ Armstrong was diagnosed in 1996 with testicular cancer that had spread to his brain, lungs and abdomen.
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^ In October 1996, Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer that had metastasized, spreading to his lungs and brain.
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^ Back in October 1996, after winning two Tour stages, he’d been diagnosed with an aggressive strain of testicular cancer.
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.The cancer had spread to his lungs, abdomen and brain.^ Armstrong was diagnosed in 1996 with testicular cancer that had spread to his brain, lungs and abdomen.
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^ Lance Armstrong was diagnosed in 1996 with testicular cancer that had spread to his brain, lungs and abdomen.
  • Lance Armstrong & Anna Hansen Expecting a Baby (Photos) - New Moon, Celebrity Gossip 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC showhype.com [Source type: General]

^ The cancer had spread to his lungs , abdomen and brain .
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.On that first visit to a urologist in Austin, Texas, for his cancer symptoms he was already coughing up blood and had a large, painful testicular tumor.^ On that first visit to a urologist in Austin, Texas, for his cancer symptoms he was already coughing up blood and had a large, painful testicular tumor.
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^ He has survived testicular cancer , a tumor that metastasized to his brain and lungs in 1996.
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^ The pair first began seeing each other during a visit to the Bahamas in May, right after she broke up with the troubled actor Owen Wilson.

.Immediate surgery and chemotherapy were required to save his life.^ Immediate surgery and chemotherapy were required to save his life.
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.Armstrong had an orchiectomy to remove his diseased testicle.^ Armstrong had an orchiectomy to remove his diseased testicle.
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.After his surgery his doctor admitted that he had less than a 40% survival chance.^ After his surgery his doctor admitted that he had had less than a 40% survival chance.
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^ He was only 25 years old and had been given less than a 40 percent chance of survival.
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[6]
.The standard chemotherapeutic regimen for the treatment of this type of cancer is a cocktail of the drugs BEP (bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin (or Platinol)).^ The standard chemotherapeutic regimen for the treatment of this type of cancer is a cocktail of the drugs BEP ( bleomycin , etoposide , and cisplatin (or Platinol ).
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^ Armstrong, however, chose an alternative, VIP ( etoposide , ifosfamide , and cisplatin ), to avoid the lung toxicity associated with the drug bleomycin.
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.Armstrong, however, chose an alternative, VIP (etoposide, ifosfamide, and cisplatin), to avoid the lung toxicity associated with the drug bleomycin.^ Armstrong, however, chose an alternative, VIP ( etoposide , ifosfamide , and cisplatin ), to avoid the lung toxicity associated with the drug bleomycin.
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^ However, the absence of Jan Ullrich (injury) and Marco Pantani (drug allegations) meant Armstrong had not yet proven himself against the biggest names.
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^ The standard chemotherapeutic regimen for the treatment of this type of cancer is a cocktail of the drugs BEP ( bleomycin , etoposide , and cisplatin (or Platinol ).
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[7] .This decision may have saved his cycling career.^ This decision may have saved his cycling career.
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His primary treatment was received at the Indiana University (IU), Indianapolis, Medical Center, where Dr. Lawrence Einhorn had pioneered the use of cisplatinum to treat testicular cancer. His primary oncologist there was Dr. Craig Nichols.[7] .Also at IU, his brain tumors were surgically removed and found to be necrotic (dead).^ Also at IU, his brain tumors were surgically removed and found to be necrotic (dead).
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His last chemotherapy treatment was received on December 13, 1996.
.His cancer went into complete remission, and by January 1998 he was already engaged in serious training for racing, moving to Europe to race for the U.S. Postal team.^ His cancer went into complete remission, and by January 1998 he was already engaged in serious training for racing, moving to Europe to race for the U.S. Postal team.
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^ The Astana Cycling team confirmed in early March that Armstrong will return to Europe to continue his comeback season with races at Milan-Sanremo and the Vuelta a Castilla y León .
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^ The Preview Following the US Postal Team Presentation on January 23, 2004, select media were invited to spend 10 minutes with Lance in one-on-one interviews.
  • PezCycling News - What's Cool In Pro Cycling 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.pezcyclingnews.com [Source type: General]

.A pivotal week (April, 1998) in his comeback was one he spent training in the very challenging Appalachian terrain around Boone, North Carolina, with his racing friend Bob Roll.^ A pivotal week (April, 1998) in his comeback was one he spent training in the very challenging Appalachian terrain around Boone, North Carolina, with his racing friend Bob Roll .
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^ He didn't have near the training for this race that he has for past Tours, which is surely one reason he wants to try again next year.
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^ Race starts at 9, Lance rolls out of bed around noon.
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[7]

Tour de France success

Lance Armstrong finishing 3rd in Sète, taking over the Yellow Jersey at Grand Prix Midi Libre
.Before his cancer treatment, Armstrong had won two Tour de France stages.^ Tour de France Coverage .
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^ Tour de Georgia (2 stage victories) .
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^ VI. The 2009 Tour de France .
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.In 1993, he won the 8th stage and in 1995 he took stage 18 in honor of teammate Fabio Casartelli who crashed and died on stage 15. Armstrong dropped out of the 1996 Tour on the 7th stage after becoming ill, a few months before his diagnosis.^ During his time with Motorola, Fabio Casartelli, a teammate, died on a descent in the Tour.
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^ Armstrong dropped out of the 1996 Tour on the 7th stage after becoming ill, a few months before his diagnosis.
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^ In 1993, he won the 8th stage and in 1995 he took stage 18 in honor of teammate Fabio Casartelli who crashed and died on stage 15.
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.Armstrong's cycling comeback began in 1998 when he finished fourth in the Vuelta a España.^ Armstrong's cycling comeback began in 1998 when he finished fourth in the Vuelta a España .
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^ He was eventually signed by the newly formed United States Postal Service Pro Cycling Team, and by 1998, he was able to make his successful return in the cycling world marked by his fourth place overall finish in the Vuelta a Espaa.
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^ Lance Armstrong could be set to repopularize competitive cycling, because he recently announced that he will compete again in 2009 in an amazing sports comeback.

.In 1999 he won the Tour de France, including four stages.^ Tour de France Coverage .
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^ Tour de Georgia (2 stage victories) .
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^ Tour de Luxembourg (1 stage victory) .
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.He beat the second rider, Alex Zülle, by 7 minutes 37 seconds.^ So when I say I beat his record by 45 seconds but I also cranked out 495 watts for more than 30 minutes solaughsI knew we were in a good position.
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.However, the absence of Jan Ullrich (injury) and Marco Pantani (drug allegations) meant Armstrong had not yet proven himself against the biggest names.^ However, the absence of Jan Ullrich (injury) and Marco Pantani (drug allegations) meant Armstrong had not yet proven himself against the biggest names.
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^ Unlike most gifted climbers, however, Armstrong is also exceptional in the individual time trial, and is as good as, if not better than, those physically more suited to the discipline, such as rival Jan Ullrich.
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^ Armstrong, however, chose an alternative, VIP ( etoposide , ifosfamide , and cisplatin ), to avoid the lung toxicity associated with the drug bleomycin.
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Stage wins included the prologue, stage eight, an individual time trial in Metz, an Alpine stage on stage nine, and the second individual time trial on stage 19.
.In 2000, Ullrich and Pantani returned to challenge Armstrong.^ In 2000, Ullrich and Pantani returned to challenge Armstrong.
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^ However, the absence of Jan Ullrich (injury) and Marco Pantani (drug allegations) meant Armstrong had not yet proven himself against the biggest names.
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^ The pattern returned in 2003, Armstrong taking first place and Ullrich second.
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.The race that began a six-year rivalry between Ullrich and Armstrong ended in victory for Armstrong by 6 minutes 2 seconds over Ullrich.^ The race that began a six-year rivalry between Ullrich and Armstrong ended in victory for Armstrong by 6 minutes 2 seconds over Ullrich.
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^ Armstrong held a press conference to announce that he would retire from professional cycling after the 2005 Tour de France, which would be the final race of his 14 year career.
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^ Ullrich was fourth, a further 2 minutes 31 seconds behind.
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.Armstrong took one stage in the 2000 Tour, the second individual time trial on stage 19. In 2001, Armstrong again took top honors, beating Ullrich by 6 minutes 44 seconds.^ Armstrong took one stage in the 2000 Tour, the second individual time trial on stage 19.
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^ Tour de France (5 stage victories + Team Time Trial) .
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^ In 2001, Armstrong again took top honors, beating Ullrich by 6 minutes 44 seconds.
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.In 2002, Ullrich did not participate due to suspension, and Armstrong won by seven minutes over Joseba Beloki.^ In 2002, Ullrich did not participate due to suspension, and Armstrong won by seven minutes over Joseba Beloki .
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^ Victim Armstrong, however, fought the odds and won, going on to take an unprecedented seven straight cycling crowns.
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^ Armstrong, who won the Tour de France seven consecutive years after overcoming testicular cancer, is expecting a baby with girlfriend Anna Hansen.
  • Lance Armstrong & Anna Hansen Expecting a Baby (Photos) - New Moon, Celebrity Gossip 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC showhype.com [Source type: General]

.The pattern returned in 2003, Armstrong taking first place and Ullrich second.^ Contador takes over as boss on Armstrong's return .
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^ The pattern returned in 2003, Armstrong taking first place and Ullrich second.
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^ In January 2009, Armstrong placed 29th in the Tour Down Under stage race in Australia, his first official sanctioned race since retiring after the 2005 season.
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.Only 1 minute 1 second separated the two at the end of the final day in Paris.^ Only 1 minute 1 second separated the two at the end of the final day in Paris .
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^ Lance Armstrong and Michael Phelps are probably the only two athletes that we can safely call real-life, modern-day Supermen.
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^ The race that began a six-year rivalry between Ullrich and Armstrong ended in victory for Armstrong by 6 minutes 2 seconds over Ullrich.
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.U.S. Postal won the team time trial on stage four, while Armstrong took stage 15, despite being knocked off on the ascent to Luz Ardiden, the final climb, when a spectator's bag caught his right handlebar.^ When we were climbing up to Luz-Ardiden, I spotted the kid and his bag to my right.
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^ U.S. Postal won the team time trial on stage four, while Armstrong took stage 15, despite being knocked off on the ascent to Luz Ardiden , the final climb, when a spectator's bag caught his right handlebar.
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^ His Discovery Channel team won the team time trial, while Armstrong won the final individual time trial.
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.Ullrich waited for him, which brought Ullrich fair-play honors.^ Ullrich waited for him, which brought Ullrich fair-play honors.
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[8]
.In 2004, Armstrong finished first, 6 minutes 19 seconds ahead of German Andreas Klöden.^ In 2004, Armstrong finished first, 6 minutes 19 seconds ahead of German cyclist Andreas Klden.
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^ In 2004, Armstrong finished first, 6 minutes 19 seconds ahead of German Andreas Klöden .
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^ Posted by Frank Steele on July 22, 2004 in Andreas Klöden , Floyd Landis , Ivan Basso , Jan Ullrich , Lance Armstrong 2004 , Stage results , Thomas Voeckler , Top Stories .
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.Ullrich was fourth, a further 2 minutes 31 seconds behind.^ Ullrich was fourth, a further 2 minutes 31 seconds behind.
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^ The race that began a six-year rivalry between Ullrich and Armstrong ended in victory for Armstrong by 6 minutes 2 seconds over Ullrich.
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^ In 2001, Armstrong again took top honors, beating Ullrich by 6 minutes 44 seconds.
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.Armstrong won a personal best five individual stages, plus the team time trial.^ He won the final individual time trial (ITT), stage 19, to complete his personal-record of stage wins.
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^ Tour de France (5 stage victories + Team Time Trial) .
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^ In his 2004 Tour victory, Armstrong won a personal-best five stages, plus the team time trial (TTT) with his U.S. Postal Service "Blue Train".
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.He became the first since Gino Bartali in 1948 to win three consecutive mountain stages; 15, 16, and 17. The individual time trial on stage 16 up Alpe d'Huez was won in style by Armstrong as he passed Ivan Basso on the way despite setting out two minutes after the Italian.^ Sport - Armstrong wins crucial time trial to extend lead .
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^ Armstrong gains a little time on Ivan Basso based on the time bonus for the stage win.
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^ Alpe d'Huez time trial underway .
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.He won sprint finishes from Basso in stages 13 and 15 and made up a significant gap in the last 250m to nip Klöden at the line in stage 17. He won the final individual time trial, stage 19, to complete his personal record of stage wins.^ He won sprint finishes from Basso in stages 13 and 15 and made up a huge gap in the last 250 meters to nip Andreas Klden at the line in stage 17.
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^ Winning the time trial up L’Alpe d’ Huez last year.
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^ He won the final individual time trial (ITT), stage 19, to complete his personal-record of stage wins.
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.In 2005, Armstrong was beaten by David Zabriskie in the Stage 1 time trial by 2 seconds, despite passing Ullrich on the road.^ In 2005, Armstrong was beaten by David Zabriskie in the Stage 1 time trial by 2 seconds, despite passing Ullrich on the road.
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^ Unlike most gifted climbers, however, Armstrong is also exceptional in the individual time trial, and is as good as, if not better than, those physically more suited to the discipline, such as rival Jan Ullrich.
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^ U.S. Postal won the team time trial on stage four, while Armstrong took stage 15, despite being knocked off on the ascent to Luz Ardiden , the final climb, when a spectator's bag caught his right handlebar.
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.His Discovery Channel team won the team time trial, while Armstrong won the final individual time trial.^ His Discovery Channel team won the team time trial, while Armstrong won the final individual time trial.
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^ Armstrong won a personal best five individual stages, plus the team time trial.
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^ Unlike most gifted climbers, however, Armstrong is also exceptional in the individual time trial, and is as good as, if not better than, those physically more suited to the discipline, such as rival Jan Ullrich.
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.To complete his record-breaking feat, Armstrong crossed the line on the Champs-Élysées on July 24 to win his 7th consecutive Tour, finishing 4m 40s ahead of Basso, with Ullrich third.^ To complete his record-breaking feat, Armstrong crossed the line on the Champs-Élysées on July 24 to win his 7th consecutive Tour, finishing 4m 40s ahead of Basso, with Ullrich third.
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^ Armstrong stamps seventh Tour win .
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^ In favor of Armstrong going for a 7th win: .
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.On July 24, 2005, Armstrong officially announced his retirement from professional cycling after his 7th consecutive Tour de France win.^ Now Armstrong is coming out of retirement , with plans to race — and win — the 2009 Tour de France.
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^ Armstrong retired from racing on July 24, 2005, at the end of the 2005 Tour de France, but returned to competitive cycling in January 2009.

^ Armstrong with be racing in the Tour de France shortly after ...
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[9]

Comeback II

Lance Armstrong on November 11, 2008 at an informal time trial near New Braunfels, Texas

Astana: 2009

.Armstrong announced on September 9, 2008 that he would return to pro cycling with the express goal of participating in the 2009 Tour de France.^ Lance Armstrong's new team awaits Tour de Franc...
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^ Tour de France success .
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^ Lance Armstrong Tour de France 2009 .
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[10] ."After talking with my children, my family and my closest friends, I have decided to return to professional cycling in order to raise awareness of the global cancer burden", Armstrong said on his livestrong.org website.^ As I listened to him, my chief worry was that Armstrong’s cancer had returned.
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^ "After talking with my children, my family and my closest friends, I have decided to return to professional cycling in order to raise awareness of the global cancer burden," Armstrong said on his livestrong.org website.
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^ On the main evening news on TF1, a national television station, Armstrong said: "His accusations aren't good for cycling, for his team, for me, for anybody.
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[11] .VeloNews reported that Armstrong will race for no salary or bonuses and will post his internally tested blood results online.^ Armstrong to race post-Tour criteriums; Voigt stays with CSC .
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^ Cervelo Test Team is using Twitter to keep us updated on race results, team news, information, and really exciting announcements like this one .
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^ The tour organizers have been using Twitter to keep fans informed of special tour events, race results, and live race reporting.
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[12]
.The announcement ended speculation that he would return with Astana in the Tour of California, Paris-Nice, the Tour de Georgia and the Dauphiné-Libéré.^ Tour of California to return to Santa Cruz as r...
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^ Tour of California returns to Santa Cruz .
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^ Lance Armstrong announced that he would retire after this summer's Tour de France, and Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton received a two-year suspension.
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.Astana missed the 2008 Tour after Alexandre Vinokourov was ejected from the 2007 Tour for testing positive.^ Alexandre Vinokourov due to reunite with Astana...
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.Australian ABC radio reported on September 24, 2008 that Armstrong would compete in the UCI Tour Down Under through Adelaide and surrounds in January 2009. UCI rules say a cyclist has to be in an anti-doping program for six months before an event, but the Tour Down Under allowed Armstrong to compete after he engaged Don Catlin, a leading anti-doping scientist, to independently test him throughout his comeback races.^ Australian ABC radio reported on September 24, 2008 that Armstrong would compete in South Australia 's Tour Down Under in early 2009.
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^ UCI rules say a cyclist has to be in an anti-doping program for six months before an event, but the Tour Down Under allowed him to compete.
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^ Also in 1992, Armstrong competed in the Tour of Ireland race.
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[13] The Premier of South Australia, Mike Rann, declared that Armstrong's participation would make the tour "the biggest sporting event in South Australian history."[14]
.In October 2008, Armstrong confirmed he would compete in the 2009 Giro d'Italia, his first participation.^ In October 2008, Armstrong confirmed he would compete in the 2009 Giro d'Italia , his first participation.
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^ The Premier of South Australia , Mike Rann , said Armstrong's participation would make the tour "the biggest sporting event in South Australian history."
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^ In October 2008, the AFLD gave Armstrong the opportunity to have samples taken during the 1998 and 1999 Tours de France retested.
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[15]
.On January 17, Armstrong said at a press conference for the Tour Down Under that his comeback was motivated by spending most of his days spreading the Livestrong message and raising national awareness of cancer.^ On January 17, Armstrong said at a press conference in Adelaide for the Tour Down Under that his comeback was motivated by spending most of his days spreading the Livestrong message and raising national awareness of cancer.
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^ Kimmage, a controversial journalist who referred to Armstrong as a 'cancer in cycling' also asked Lance questions in relation to his 'admiration for dopers' at a press conference at the Tour of California in 2009 [45] provoking a scathing reaction from Armstrong.
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^ On the main evening news on TF1, a national television station, Armstrong said: "His accusations aren't good for cycling, for his team, for me, for anybody.
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[16][17] .Though his fitness levels had supposedly returned to peak condition,[13] Armstrong placed 29th in the race.^ The familiar pattern returned in 2003, with Armstrong taking first place and Ullrich taking second place.
  • Lance Armstrong Speaker Lance Armstrong Booking Agent Lance Armstrong Appearance 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.playingfieldpromotions.com [Source type: General]

^ Richmond, Va.: While I appreciate Armstrong's ability to return to the sport at a high level, it is clear he can no longer dominate the best riders in the world.
  • Sally Jenkins: Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France - washingtonpost.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Armstrong has never raced the Giro, because its scheduling, in late May and early June, makes it difficult to reach a fitness peak that includes the Giro and the Tour.
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[18] .Armstrong said he considered this a successful result, as the thousands of fans who flocked to Adelaide to see him compete — booking every hotel room in the city[13] — added $17 million to the South Australian economy, and the government rewarded his effort by pledging $4.1 million towards the construction of a centre for cancer research.^ Suddenly you started seeing fans wearing them,” Armstrong said.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Three weeks before, he said, among the first two people he brought into the loop were the key women in his life: his mother, Linda Armstrong Kelly (who gave birth to him in Plano, Texas, as a 17-year-old single mother), and his ex-wife, Kristin, a devout Catholic.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Armstrong is on another planet,” said Cyril Guimard, a former rider and manager who guided Hinault and Greg LeMond to Tour de France wins.
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[19]
.Armstrong's stolen Trek bicycle was returned to the Sacramento police by an anonymous citizen on February 18, 2009. The time-trial bike was found four days after it disappeared from the Astana team truck after he used it before Stage 1 of the Tour of California.^ The time-trial bike was found four days after it disappeared from the Astana team truck after he used it before Stage 1 of the Tour of California.
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^ Armstrong to compete in 2010 Tour of California .
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^ Tour of California to return to Santa Cruz as r...
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.A police statement read, "The facts surrounding how the person came into possession of the bicycle are not being released at this time due to an ongoing investigation."^ A police statement read, "The facts surrounding how the person came into possession of the bicycle are not being released at this time due to an ongoing investigation."
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^ Here’s an answer for “Cyn,” who no doubt is using a pseudonym lest her boss catch her reading the rambling writings of a bicycle on company time.
  • Staff blogs on Statesman.com and Austin360.com | Statesman.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.statesman.com [Source type: General]

[20]
.In February 2009, Armstrong was confirmed to compete in the Tour of Ireland from 19–23 August 2009, before then participating in the Livestrong Global Cancer Summit from August 24-26th in Dublin.^ In February 2009, Armstrong was confirmed to compete in the Tour of Ireland from 19-23 August 2009, before then participating in the Livestrong Global Cancer Summit from August 24-26th in Dublin.
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^ Also in 1992, Armstrong competed in the Tour of Ireland race.
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^ File:Lance Armstrong MidiLibre 2002.jpg Lance Armstrong finishing 3rd in Sète , taking over the Yellow Jersey at Grand Prix Midi Libre Before his cancer treatment, Armstrong had won two Tour de France stages.
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[21] .The Astana Cycling team confirmed in early March that Armstrong will return to Europe to continue his comeback season with races at Milan-Sanremo and the Vuelta a Castilla y León.^ The Astana Cycling team confirmed in early March that Armstrong will return to Europe to continue his comeback season with races at Milan-Sanremo and the Vuelta a Castilla y León .
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^ On the main evening news on TF1, a national television station, Armstrong said: "His accusations aren't good for cycling, for his team, for me, for anybody.
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^ Alfredo Martini, Italy's national cycling team coach from 1975 to 1997, said Armstrong could ride both the Giro and the Tour.
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[22] .He had to retire from the 2009 Vuelta Castilla y León during the first stage after crashing in a rider pileup in Baltanás, Spain and breaking his collarbone.^ He had to retire from the 2009 Vuelta Castilla y León during the first stage after crashing in a rider pileup in Baltanás , Spain and breaking his collarbone .
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^ In January 2009, Armstrong placed 29th in the Tour Down Under stage race in Australia, his first official sanctioned race since retiring after the 2005 season.
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^ The Astana Cycling team confirmed in early March that Armstrong will return to Europe to continue his comeback season with races at Milan-Sanremo and the Vuelta a Castilla y León .
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[23]
.Armstrong flew back to Austin, Texas for corrective surgery, which was successful, and was back training on a bicycle within four days of his operation.^ Armstrong flew back to Austin, Texas for corrective surgery, which was successful, and was back training on a bicycle within four days of his operation.
  • Lance Armstrong - Road Cycling 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC roadcycling.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Armstrong owns homes in Austin, Texas and Aspen, Colorado, as well as a ranch in the Texas Hill Country .
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[24] .On April 10, 2009, a controversy emerged between the AFLD and Armstrong and his team manager, Johan Bruyneel, stemming from a March 17, 2009 encounter with an AFLD anti-doping official who visited Armstrong after a training ride in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.^ On April 10, 2009, a controversy emerged between the AFLD and Armstrong and his team manager, Johan Bruyneel , stemming from a March 17, 2009 encounter with an AFLD anti-doping official who visited Armstrong after a training ride in Beaulieu-sur-Mer .
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^ Kimmage, a controversial journalist who referred to Armstrong as a 'cancer in cycling' also asked Lance questions in relation to his 'admiration for dopers' at a press conference at the Tour of California in 2009 [45] provoking a scathing reaction from Armstrong.
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^ When the official arrived, Armstrong claims he asked—and was granted—permission to take a shower while Bruyneel checked the official's credentials.
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.When the official arrived, Armstrong claims he asked—and was granted—permission to take a shower while Bruyneel checked the official's credentials.^ When the official arrived, Armstrong claims he asked—and was granted—permission to take a shower while Bruyneel checked the official's credentials.
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^ Essentially, Armstrong claims, he was taking a page from the Bono nonprofit playbook: talk to all-powerful people.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

.In late April, the AFLD cleared Armstrong of any wrongdoing.^ In late April, the AFLD cleared Armstrong of any wrongdoing.
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[25] .Armstrong returned to racing after his collarbone injury at the Tour of the Gila in New Mexico on 29 April.^ Armstrong returned to racing after his collarbone injury at the Tour of the Gila in New Mexico on 29 April.
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^ Lance Armstrong mentions New Mexico race in new...
  • Lance Armstrong Forum - Topix 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ There's no question Armstrong will leave sweet retirement to race in this summer's Tour de France, so the coy chatter has targeted the rider's plans post-racing.
  • Beware, France: Lance Armstrong For Senate - Tom Ziller - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

[26]
.On 7 July, in the fourth stage of the 2009 Tour de France, Armstrong narrowly failed to win the yellow jersey after his Astana team won the team time trial.^ Aug 14, 2009 Contador Grabs the Yellow Jersey Armstrong places third in Tour de France.

^ Lance Armstrong's new team awaits Tour de Franc...
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^ Tour de France success .
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.His Astana team won the 39 km lap of Montpellier but Armstrong ended up just over two tenths of a second (0.22) outside of Fabian Cancellara's overall lead.^ His Astana team won the 39 km lap of Montpellier but Armstrong ended up just over two tenths of a second (0.22) outside of Fabian Cancellara 's overall lead.
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^ The Astana Cycling team confirmed in early March that Armstrong will return to Europe to continue his comeback season with races at Milan-Sanremo and the Vuelta a Castilla y León .
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^ Only 1 minute 1 second separated the two at the end of the final day in Paris .
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[27] .Armstrong finished the 2009 Tour de France in third place overall, 5:24 behind the overall winner, his Astana teammate Alberto Contador.^ Aug 14, 2009 Contador Grabs the Yellow Jersey Armstrong places third in Tour de France.

^ Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador could barely muster a handshake as the 2009 Tour de France ended on the Champs Elysees.
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^ Contador wins Tour de France again, Armstrong places third mail.com -- Alberto Contador of Spain has won the Tour de France for a second time...
  • Armstrong, Lance - Blogrunner 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

Team RadioShack: 2010

.On July 21, 2009, Armstrong reported that he plans to return to the Tour de France in 2010.[28] RadioShack has been named as the main sponsor for Armstrong's team in 2010: Team RadioShack.^ Lance Armstrong's new team awaits Tour de Franc...
  • Lance Armstrong Forum - Topix 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ Tour de France success .
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^ Team RadioShack: 2010 .
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[29][30] .Armstrong made his 2010 season debut at the 2010 Tour Down Under where he finished 25th out of the 127 riders that completed the race.^ Armstrong to compete in 2010 Tour of California .
  • Lance Armstrong Forum - Topix 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ To complete his record-breaking feat, Armstrong crossed the line on the Champs-Élysées on July 24 to win his 7th consecutive Tour, finishing 4m 40s ahead of Basso, with Ullrich third.
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^ Two riders finished outside the time limit for the stage: Quick Step's Davide Bramati and Lotto-Domo's Aart Vierhouten, leaving 155 riders in the Tour.
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.He will make his European season debut at the 2010 Vuelta a Murcia and will also compete in several classics such as the Milan-San Remo, Amstel Gold Race, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and the Tour of Flanders.^ Armstrong to compete in 2010 Tour of California .
  • Lance Armstrong Forum - Topix 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ The Astana Cycling team confirmed in early March that Armstrong will return to Europe to continue his comeback season with races at Milan-Sanremo and the Vuelta a Castilla y León .
  • Lance Armstrong - Road Cycling 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC roadcycling.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although he again won the Thrift Drug Classic and came second in the Tour Du Pont in the U.S., his successes in Europe were second placings in the Clásica San Sebastián and Liège-Bastogne-Liège .
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[31]

Physical attributes

.Armstrong has recorded an aerobic capacity of 83.8 mL/kg/min (VO2 max),[32][33] higher than the average person (40-50), but lower than some other Tour De France winners, such as Miguel Indurain (88.0, although reports exist that Indurain tested at 92-94) and Greg LeMond (92.5).^ He’s closer to 4th than 2nd in the sacrosanct Tour de France.
  • Lance Armstrong Saves a Cat 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC donmilleris.com [Source type: General]

^ Lance Armstrong's new team awaits Tour de Franc...
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^ Tour de France success .
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[34] .He has a resting heart rate of 32-34 beats per minute (bpm) with a maximum heart rate of 201 bpm.^ He has a resting heart rate of 32-34 beats per minute (bpm) with a maximum heart rate of 201 bpm.
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[35]

Collaboration of sponsors

.Armstrong revolutionized the support behind his well-funded teams, asking sponsors and suppliers to contribute and act as part of the team.^ Sally Jenkins: Armstrong will do what the team asks.
  • Sally Jenkins: Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France - washingtonpost.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Armstrong revolutionized the support behind his well-funded teams, asking sponsors and suppliers to contribute and act as part of the team.
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^ Armstrong is a fan of the University of Texas Longhorns college football program and is often seen on the sidelines supporting the team.
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[36] .For example, rather than having the frame, handlebars, and tires designed and developed by separate companies with little interaction, his teams adopted a Formula One relationship with sponsors and suppliers named "F-One",[37] taking full advantage of the combined resources of several organizations working in close communication.^ For example, rather than having the frame, handlebars, and tires designed and developed by separate companies with little interaction, his teams adopted a Formula One relationship with sponsors and suppliers named "F-One", [11] taking full advantage of the combined resources of several organizations working in close communication.
  • Lance Armstrong - Road Cycling 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC roadcycling.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Evil is the joking name Armstrong and his associates gave to Dr. Michele Ferrari, Armstrong's longtime coach (one thing that Coyle lays out with little doubt is that Armstrong's relationship with Ferrari was a lot closer than the several-times-a-year meetings Armstrong had described back in 2001, and that, contrary to some statements, Ferrari does not work in concert with Armstrong's more well-known coach, Chris Carmichael).
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^ He sits in with F-One, Armstrong's team of bike designers, as they debate the tiniest technical details.
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The team, Trek, Nike, AMD, Bontrager (a Trek company), Shimano, Giro and Oakley, collaborated for an array of products.

Family and personal life

Armstrong (center) on the set of College GameDay during the 2006 UT football season
.Armstrong was born Lance Edward Gunderson to Linda Mooneyham, a secretary, and Eddie Charles Gunderson, a route manager for The Dallas Morning News.^ File:Desmond Howard Lance Armstrong College Gameday.jpg Armstrong (center) on the set of College GameDay during the 2006 UT football season Armstrong was born Lance Edward Gunderson to Linda Mooneyham, a secretary, and Eddie Charles Gunderson, a route manager for The Dallas Morning News .
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^ Sheryl Crow’s breakup with fiancé Lance Armstrong was “devastating,” the singer says in a new interview, adding, “I definitely still love him and always will love him.” .

^ Humanist Network News ] So, Lance Armstrong doesnt think very much about organized religion, but what about gods?
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.He was named after Lance Rentzel, a Dallas Cowboys wide receiver.^ He was named after Lance Rentzel , a Dallas Cowboys wide receiver.
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.His father left his mother when Lance was two and has two other children from another relationship.^ His father left his mother when Lance was two.
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^ Lance's children and his mother visited and brought pillows for the new mom.
  • Filed under 'Lance Armstrong' | Celebrity Baby Scoop 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.celebritybabyscoop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.His mother later married Terry Keith Armstrong, a wholesale salesman, who adopted Lance in 1974.[38] Linda has married and divorced three times.^ Three weeks before, he said, among the first two people he brought into the loop were the key women in his life: his mother, Linda Armstrong Kelly (who gave birth to him in Plano, Texas, as a 17-year-old single mother), and his ex-wife, Kristin, a devout Catholic.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Lance Armstrong can help, as can the large community of recreational cyclists who can make it known that they'd use their bikes for commuting and errands more often if it were possible.
  • A breathless appraisal of Lance’s new bicycle mecca and mission | Grist 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

^ Lance who trained 12 months a year was the right person at the right time to dominate a sport full of 6 month training european slackers.

Armstrong refuses to meet his birth father and has described Terry Armstrong as deceitful.[39]
.Armstrong met Kristin Richard in June 1997. They married on May 1, 1998 and have three children: Luke, born October 1999, and twins Isabelle and Grace, born November 2001. The pregnancy was possible through sperm Armstrong banked three years earlier, prior to chemotherapy and surgery.^ It’s where my kids roll around in the grass,” he told me, “and swim in their pools and throw their footballs and kick their soccer balls.” (His ex-wife, Kristin Armstrong, with whom he has remained quite close since their 2003 divorce, lives only a few miles away, so he spends a lot of time with their children, eight-year-old Luke, and Grace and Bella, their six-year-old twins.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Lance Armstrong can help, as can the large community of recreational cyclists who can make it known that they'd use their bikes for commuting and errands more often if it were possible.
  • A breathless appraisal of Lance’s new bicycle mecca and mission | Grist 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

^ Armstrong has been solid in this Tour that you forget he was away fro three and a half years, and his training was pretty well disrupted by busting his shoulder.
  • Sally Jenkins: Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France - washingtonpost.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

[40] .The couple filed for divorce in September 2003. At Armstrong's request, his children flew in for the Tour de France podium ceremony in 2005, where Luke helped his father hoist the trophy, while his daughters (in yellow dresses) held the stuffed lion mascot and bouquet of yellow flowers.^ Tour de France: Future of Lance Armstrong .
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^ The rest is Tour de France history.
  • Staff blogs on Statesman.com and Austin360.com | Statesman.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.statesman.com [Source type: General]

^ And it's just in time for Armstrong's final Tour de France this July.
  • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

.Armstrong began dating singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow in autumn of 2003 and revealed their relationship in January 2004. The couple announced their engagement in September 2005 and their split in February 2006. In October 2007, Armstrong and fashion designer Tory Burch ended a relationship after several months.^ Lance has dated Sheryl Crow.

^ After romancing a number of high-profile blondes including actress Kate Hudson , designer Tory Burch , and Sheryl Crow (he reportedly ended their engagement because her biological clock was ticking but he wasn't ready to be a father again), he started dating Hansen last summer.
  • Lance Armstrong and girlfriend Anna Hansen welcome son; first photo is tweeted | New Jersey Entertainment - Celebrities - - 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

^ Furthermore, many people seem to mention his two-year relationship with the singer Sheryl Crow, his romance with the fashion designer Tory Burch and his canoodling last year in a New York nightclub with Ashley Olsen, rather than his serious pursuits.

[41] .He dated American actress Kate Hudson from May-July 2008. On July 30, 2008, a representative for Hudson announced the relationship had ended amicably.^ Wednesday, July 30, 2008 .

^ November 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 January 2009 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 .
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^ The couple started dating back in May, with Kate even introducing Lance to her son.

[42]
In December 2008, Armstrong announced that his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, was pregnant with his child. .The couple started dating in July 2008 after meeting through Armstrong's charity work.^ Next up is the Dauphiné Libéré, starting Saturday, expected to be Armstrong's final tune-up for the Tour in July.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ The couple started dating back in May, with Kate even introducing Lance to her son.

^ Demi Moore (44) and Ashton Kutcher (29) : When Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher started dating in 2003, they were the most unexpected and fascinating couple in Hollywood.

.Although it was believed that Armstrong could no longer father children, after having undergone chemotherapy for testicular cancer, this child was conceived naturally.^ Although it was believed that Armstrong could no longer father children, after having undergone chemotherapy for testicular cancer, this child was conceived naturally.
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^ His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and extensive chemotherapy, and his prognosis was originally poor.
  • Lance Armstrong Speaker Lance Armstrong Booking Agent Lance Armstrong Appearance 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.playingfieldpromotions.com [Source type: General]

^ July 6, 2007 4:12 pm Link Lance Armstrong was in a unique position: recovering from what very possibly could have been terminal cancer.

[43] .The baby boy, Maxwell Edward "Max" Armstrong, was born on June 4, 2009 in Aspen, Colorado.^ The baby boy, Maxwell Edward "Max" Armstrong, was born on June 4, 2009 in Aspen, Colorado .
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^ One month old Max Armstrong was napping at the Champs-Elysees where his daddy, Lance Armstrong , finished third in the Tour de France 2009.
  • Celebrity gossip juicy celebrity rumors Hollywood gossip blog from Perez HiltonLance Armstrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: General]
  • Perez Hilton: The Apple Of Lance Armstrong's Eye 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Armstrong owns homes in Austin, Texas and Aspen, Colorado, as well as a ranch in the Texas Hill Country .
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.Armstrong announced the birth using the micro-blogging service Twitter.^ Armstrong announced the birth using the micro-blogging service Twitter .
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[44] .Armstrong has become a popular Twitter user with approx.^ Armstrong has become a popular Twitter user with approx.
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2,000,000 followers or more. [45]
.Armstrong owns homes in Austin, Texas and Aspen, Colorado, as well as a ranch in the Texas Hill Country.^ Though we’re neighbors among the rolling hills of Austin, Texas, we’re not especially close.
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^ President George W. Bush and Armstrong, right, take a ride on the president’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, August 20, 2005.
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[46] Armstrong is a fan of the University of Texas Longhorns college football program and is often seen on the sidelines supporting the team.
.In regards to religion, he is agnostic, quoted as saying, "at the end of the day, if there was indeed some body or presence standing there to judge me, I hoped I would be judged on whether I had lived a true life, not on whether I believed in a certain book, or whether I'd been baptized.^ If there were any evidence of a god, it would not require faith to believe in one.
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^ If god knew that there would be people that would not believe in him, why did he create them in the first place?
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^ May 1, 2009 at 2:44 pm (13) Todd says: ET Magazine quoted Armstrong saying If there was a god, Id still be banging Sheryl Crow.
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.If there was indeed a god at the end of my days, I hoped he didn't say, 'But you were never a Christian, so you're going the other way from heaven.'^ I didn’t go out of my way to make friends with the French media,” he says.
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^ So you start there, and obviously you’re at the hub of Europe.
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^ When I used to believe in god, even as a teenager, I knew the theory of evolution was true, yet I found other ways to convince people.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

.If so, I was going to reply, 'You know what?^ It's a surprisingly gripping tale: even though you know exactly what's going to happen, the narrative tension doesn't let up.
  • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

.You're right.^ You're right.
  • Lance Armstrong - Road Cycling 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC roadcycling.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Schneier on Security: Lance Armstrong Accused of Doping 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Lance Armstrong: more bike commuters, please - Bicycling, Bike commuting, Lance Armstrong | TerraPass: Fight global warming, reduce your carbon footprint 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.terrapass.com [Source type: General]

^ Even in your ABSOLUTE WRONGNESS, you're right.

^ Wright 7-16-2009 11:20AM You're right, Ace.

Fine.'"[47]

Allegations of drug use

Armstrong has been criticised for his disagreements with outspoken opponents of doping such as Paul Kimmage[48][49] and Christophe Bassons.[50][51] .Bassons wrote a number of articles for a French newspaper during the 1999 Tour De France which made references to doping in the peloton.^ Tour de France (11) .
  • Lance Armstrong’s $10,000 Bike Boosted in Sac-town | The Big Lead 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC thebiglead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The rest is Tour de France history.
  • Staff blogs on Statesman.com and Austin360.com | Statesman.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.statesman.com [Source type: General]

^ Armstrong survived and he went on to become the first professional cyclist to win the Tour de France seven times.
  • Lance Armstrong: Greater Talent Network Speakers Bureau 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.greatertalent.com [Source type: General]

.Subsequently, Lance had an altercation with Christophe Bassons during the 1999 Tour De France where Bassons said Armstrong rode up alongside on the Alpe d'Huez stage to tell him "it was a mistake to speak out the way I do and he asked why I was doing it.^ But he also said this: "The Tour de France is the race that matters the most.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Armstrong wins Alpe d'Huez TT; 3rd stage win of the Tour .
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Tour de France stage 15 photos .
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

I told him that I'm thinking of the next generation of riders. .Then he said 'Why don't you leave, then?'^ Don’t you just love it when celebrity couples leave buildings with with large gaps between them?

^ We talked along the way and she said, ‘You know, I just don’t think that’s a great idea.’ ” .

^ Wouldn’t it make more sense to ask why people don’t believe instead of assuming you already know?
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

[52] Armstrong confirmed the story. .On the main evening news on TF1, a national television station, Armstrong said: "His accusations aren't good for cycling, for his team, for me, for anybody.^ The idea was to capture a season in the life of cycling, but Armstrong was always at the core of our interest,” Coyle said.
  • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

^ From his base in Girona, Spain -- the European epicenter of American cycling and Armstrong's Postal/Discovery team -- Coyle spins a yarn worthy of a Tolkien trilogy.
  • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

.If he thinks cycling works like that, he's wrong and he would be better off going home".[53] Kimmage, a controversial journalist who referred to Armstrong as a 'cancer in cycling' also asked Lance questions in relation to his 'admiration for dopers' at a press conference at the Tour of California in 2009[51] provoking a scathing reaction from Armstrong.^ Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives Tour de France 2009 .
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Lance Armstrong might be clean, but ask any employee of any bike store in this town and they will tell you he is an absolute jerk to people.
  • Lance Armstrong Returns to Cycling and Resembles Another Testosterone-Fueled Texan | The Big Lead 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC thebiglead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Back when Lance was powering his way to seven consecutive Tour de France victories, the cycling industry referred to the "Armstrong effect," the sales boost that resulted directly from Lance fandom.
  • A breathless appraisal of Lance’s new bicycle mecca and mission | Grist 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

This spat continued and is exemplified by Kimmage's articles in The Sunday Times.[54]
.Armstrong has continually denied using "illegal" performance-enhancing drugs and has described himself as "the most tested athlete in the world".[55] A 1999 urine sample showed traces of corticosteroid in an amount that was not in the positive range.^ Monday August 8, 2005 One of the most recognizable athletes in the world today is Lance Armstrong.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Coyle said the most difficult facet of working on “Armstrong’s War” was confronting the long shadow of performance-enhancing drugs in the sport.
  • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

^ No athlete in history has used his celebrity to do more good: The Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised a stunning $85 million to date.
  • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

A medical certificate showed he used an approved cream for saddle sores which contained the substance.[56]
.On March 17, 2009, French Anti-doping Agency tested Armstrong for the 24th time in the last year and the test was negative for performance-enhancing drugs.^ Coyle said the most difficult facet of working on “Armstrong’s War” was confronting the long shadow of performance-enhancing drugs in the sport.
  • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

^ The first time I had seriously imagined Armstrong as a politician was last May, when he’d appeared before a Senate committee assessing how America battles cancer.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Ivan Basso isn't conceding this year's Tour de France to five-time winner Lance Armstrong.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

[57][58]

Specific allegations

.
  • Armstrong has been criticized for working with controversial trainer Michele Ferrari.^ It even goes into some depth about Armstrong's trainer, Dr. Evil aka Dr. Michele Ferrari.
    • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Daily Peloton offers an indepth look at Simeoni, his involvement with Michele Ferrari, and the lawsuit against Lance Armstrong.
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

    Greg Lemond described himself as "devastated" on hearing of them working together, while Tour de France organizer Jean-Marie Leblanc said, "I am not happy the two names are mixed."[59] Following Ferrari's later-overturned conviction for "sporting fraud" and "abuse of the medical profession", Armstrong suspended his professional relationship with him, saying that he had "zero tolerance for anyone convicted of using or facilitating the use of performance-enhancing drugs" and denying that Ferrari had ever "suggested, prescribed or provided me with any performance-enhancing drugs."[60]
.Ferrari was later absolved of all charges by an Italian appeals court of the sporting fraud charges as well as charges of abusing his medical license to write prescriptions.^ One of the more surprising elements in “Armstrong’s War” is the revelation of the intimate relationship shared by Armstrong and Ferrari, who was on trial by Italian prosecutors for unlawful distribution of medicines and sporting fraud while Coyle worked on the book.
  • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

^ Prosecutors have presented their final arguments in the case against Italian sports doctor Michele Ferrari, suggesting a 14-month sentence and a 1-year suspension from medicine.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

The court stated that it overturned his conviction "because the facts do not exist" to support the charges.[61]
.
  • In 2004, reporters Pierre Ballester and David Walsh published a book alleging Armstrong had used performance-enhancing drugs (L. A. Confidentiel - Les secrets de Lance Armstrong).^ Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives Tour de France 2009 .
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We meet Lance's teammate Floyd Landis, a former mountain biker raised on a Mennonite farm, who rages like an Old Testament prophet; his key rival, Tyler Hamilton, the "nicest guy" in cycling; and David Walsh, the crusading British journalist who wrote a book claiming that Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs.
    • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Among the most noxious of the trolls, in Armstrong's view, is David Walsh, the Irish journalist whose book "L.A. Confidentiel,'' written with French sportswriter Pierre Ballester and published last year only in French, offered circumstantial evidence that Armstrong - who has never failed a drug test - had been guilty of doping.
    • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

    .It contains allegations by Armstrong's former masseuse, Emma O'Reilly, who claimed Armstrong once asked her to dispose of used syringes and to give him makeup to conceal needle marks on his arms.^ Lance Armstrong can help, as can the large community of recreational cyclists who can make it known that they'd use their bikes for commuting and errands more often if it were possible.
    • A breathless appraisal of Lance’s new bicycle mecca and mission | Grist 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Armstrong is on another planet,” said Cyril Guimard, a former rider and manager who guided Hinault and Greg LeMond to Tour de France wins.
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Armstrong actually passed Ivan Basso, who started 2 minutes ahead of him and clocked a 42:04.
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

    [56] .Another figure in the book, Steve Swart, claims he and other riders, including Armstrong, began using drugs in 1995 while members of the Motorola team, a claim denied by other team members.^ Houston: When other riders give interviews they typically speak in terms of "it was a good day", "the team worked hard" and other cliche remarks.
    • Sally Jenkins: Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France - washingtonpost.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As well as Armstrong's US Postal team, we follow the progress of three or four other top teams, all of them willing Armstrong to crack, which of course he didn't.
    • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Another reason Armstrong is entering the Tour is to bury the notion, once and for all, that drugs helped propel him to victory, that his generation of cyclists were deviants.
    • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

    [62] .Allegations in the book were reprinted in the UK newspaper The Sunday Times in a story by deputy sports editor Alan English in June 2004. Armstrong sued for libel, and the paper settled out of court after a High Court judge in a pre-trial ruling stated that the article "meant accusation of guilt and not simply reasonable grounds to suspect."^ Sport - Armstrong wins crucial time trial to extend lead .
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In "The Book of Floyd," Coyle details the at-times stormy relationship between Armstrong and Floyd Landis, the outspoken former lieutenant who paced Armstrong through the Alps of the 2004 Tour.
    • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by Frank Steele on July 21, 2004 in About the Tour , Christian Vande Velde , Lance Armstrong 2004 , Top Stories .
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

    [63]
The newspaper's lawyers issued the statement: "The Sunday Times has confirmed to Mr. Armstrong that it never intended to accuse him of being guilty of taking any performance-enhancing drugs and sincerely apologised for any such impression." (See also[64] in The Guardian). Armstrong later dropped similar lawsuits in France.[65]
.
  • On March 31, 2005, Mike Anderson filed a brief [66] in Travis County District Court in Texas, as part of a legal battle following his termination in November 2004 as an employee of Armstrong.^ As Coyle sits in with Ferrari, Armstrong's former assistant, Mike Anderson and teammates Landis and George Hincapie, the topic turns to performance enhancement: .
    • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Coyle, the author of "Hardball: A Season in the Projects," gained unprecedented access to the rider, following Armstrong across Europe as he prepared for the 2004 Tour, and made the most of it.
    • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by Frank Steele on May 30, 2005 in George Hincapie , Jan Ullrich , Lance Armstrong 2004 , Paolo Savoldelli , Tour news .
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

    .Anderson worked for Armstrong for two years as a personal assistant.^ Because it's not Armstrong's account, this book provides a more insightful look at Armstrong the person than the two autobiographies co-written with Sally Jenkins.
    • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Somehow, Armstrong has managed to work into his schedule enough downtime to answer thousands of letters from kids with cancer and leukemia, in a personal, non-form-letter way.
    • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As Coyle sits in with Ferrari, Armstrong's former assistant, Mike Anderson and teammates Landis and George Hincapie, the topic turns to performance enhancement: .
    • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

    .In the brief, Anderson claimed that he discovered a box of Androstenone while cleaning a bathroom in Armstrong's apartment in Girona, Spain.^ From his base in Girona, Spain -- the European epicenter of American cycling and Armstrong's Postal/Discovery team -- Coyle spins a yarn worthy of a Tolkien trilogy.
    • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

    [67] Androstenine is not on the list of banned drugs. Anderson stated in a subsequent deposition that he had no direct knowledge of Armstrong using a banned substance.
Armstrong denied the claim and issued a counter-suit.[68] The two men reached an out-of-court settlement in November 2005; the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.[69]
.
  • On August 23, 2005, L'Équipe, a major French daily sports newspaper, reported on its front page under the headline "le mensonge Armstrong" ("The Armstrong Lie") that 6 urine samples taken from the cyclist during the prologue and five stages of the 1999 Tour de France, frozen and stored since at "Laboratoire national de dépistage du dopage de Châtenay-Malabry" (LNDD), had tested positive for Erythropoietin in recent retesting conducted as part of a research project into EPO testing methods.^ The rest is Tour de France history.
    • Staff blogs on Statesman.com and Austin360.com | Statesman.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.statesman.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And it's just in time for Armstrong's final Tour de France this July.
    • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Back when Lance was powering his way to seven consecutive Tour de France victories, the cycling industry referred to the "Armstrong effect," the sales boost that resulted directly from Lance fandom.
    • A breathless appraisal of Lance’s new bicycle mecca and mission | Grist 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

    [70][71] For years, it had been impossible to detect the drug, called erythropoietin, which builds endurance by boosting the production of oxygen-carrying red blood cells. The world governing body of cycling, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), did not begin using a urine test for EPO until 2001, two years after the samples were taken. .This claim was based on an investigation in which they claimed to be able to match samples from the 1999 Tour that were used to hone the EPO test to Armstrong.^ He laid it out for them this way: A segment of the population considered him an “asterisk athlete.” They believed the charges—never proven—that during his 1999 Tour de France he had used the endurance-boosting hormone EPO. (In 2006, an independent Dutch investigator, appointed by the International Cycling Union, had cleared him of doping during the 1999 Tour, but rumors, especially in France, had still dogged him.
    • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Winner of an unprecedented (and unlikely to be matched) seven Tour de France races and survivor of cancer, Lance Armstrong is a powerful example of what a human being can do when they dedicate themselves to a cause.
    • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They give you the option when you are tested – can we use your specimen in the future for experiments?
    • Lance Armstrong exclusive interview | Latest News | Cycling Weekly 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.cyclingweekly.co.uk [Source type: General]

    [72] To establish a link between Armstrong and the samples, the LNDD matched the tracking numbers on the samples with those on Armstrong's record with the UCI during the 1999 Tour.
Armstrong immediately replied on his website, saying, "Unfortunately, the witch hunt continues and tomorrow's article is nothing short of tabloid journalism. .The paper even admits in its own article that the science in question here is faulty and that I have no way to defend myself.^ Now I read a lot about the subject and about science too… But the reason I’m writing here is for a question; Do some of you find annoying the mention A.B. and B.C.?
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So there is a nice element here where I can come with really a completely comprehensive program and there will be no way to cheat.” .
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

.They state: 'There will therefore be no counter-exam nor regulatory prosecutions, in a strict sense, since defendant's rights cannot be respected.'^ I don’t believe in any gods, and there’s no reason for me to respect fictional characters, so I’ll use any words I want, in any way I want.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

.I will simply restate what I have said many times: I have never taken performance enhancing drugs."^ I’ve said it many times.
  • Lance Armstrong exclusive interview | Latest News | Cycling Weekly 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.cyclingweekly.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Coyle said the most difficult facet of working on “Armstrong’s War” was confronting the long shadow of performance-enhancing drugs in the sport.
  • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

^ Clemens and Armstrong both have performance-enhancing drug denouncers.
  • Lance Armstrong Returns to Cycling and Resembles Another Testosterone-Fueled Texan | The Big Lead 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC thebiglead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[73]
.In October 2008, the AFLD gave Armstrong the opportunity to have samples taken during the 1998 and 1999 Tours de France retested.^ Tour de France.
  • Lance Armstrong Returns to Cycling and Resembles Another Testosterone-Fueled Texan | The Big Lead 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC thebiglead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tour de France (11) .
  • Lance Armstrong Returns to Cycling and Resembles Another Testosterone-Fueled Texan | The Big Lead 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC thebiglead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And it's just in time for Armstrong's final Tour de France this July.
  • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

[74] Armstrong immediately refused, saying, "the samples have not been maintained properly." .Head of AFLD Pierre Bordry stated: "Scientifically there is no problem to analyse these samples - everything is correct" and "If the analysis is clean it would have been very good for him.^ My neighbors knew him and we went over there to his office … Very likable guy in person.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ If god knew that there would be people that would not believe in him, why did he create them in the first place?
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a good thing there are no police around, no?'"
  • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

But he doesn't want to do it and that's his problem."[75]
  • In June 2006, French newspaper Le Monde reported claims by Betsy and Frankie Andreu during a deposition that Armstrong had admitted using performance-enhancing drugs to his physician just after brain surgery in 1996. The Andreus' testimony was related to litigation between Armstrong and SCA Promotions, a Texas company attempting to withhold a $5-million bonus; this was settled out of court with SCA paying Armstrong and Tailwind Sports $7.5 million, to cover the $5-million bonus plus interest and lawyers' fees.
.The testimony stated "And so the doctor asked him a few questions, not many, and then one of the questions he asked was...^ Let’s think about the questions you will be asked when you come face to face with the anointed one.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I could ask him a question for someone, and have an answer in 10 minutes.
  • Lance Armstrong Guest Post: A Town Hall On Cancer | Health Care | Change.org 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC healthcare.change.org [Source type: General]

have you ever used any performance-enhancing drugs? And Lance said yes. And the doctor asked, what were they? And Lance said, growth hormone, cortisone, EPO, steroids and testosterone. "[76] Armstrong suggested Betsy Andreu may have been confused by possible mention of his post-operative treatment which included steroids and EPO that are taken to counteract wasting and red-blood-cell-destroying effects of intensive chemotherapy, but this is at odds with the fact that it was necessary for Armstrong to tell the doctor the list of drugs taken, and the use of the phrase "performance enhancing".[77]
The Andreus' allegation was not supported by any of the eight other people present, including Armstrong's doctor Craig Nichols,[78] or his medical history. .However, according to Greg LeMond (who has been embroiled with his own disputes with Armstrong), there exists a recorded conversation in which Stephanie McIlvain, Armstrong's contact at Oakley Inc., said of Armstrong's alleged admission 'You know, I was in that room.^ Armstrong is on another planet,” said Cyril Guimard, a former rider and manager who guided Hinault and Greg LeMond to Tour de France wins.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Suddenly you started seeing fans wearing them,” Armstrong said.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Lance Armstrong went on a little sight-seeing expedition this morning, when Filippo Simeoni, the rider who has said he will sue Armstrong for defamation, tried to bridge to the leaders.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

I heard it.' McIlvain has contradicted LeMond and denied the incident occurred in her sworn testimony.[76]
.
  • In July 2006, the Los Angeles Times published a story on the allegations raised in the SCA case.^ Once more with the assumptions – I was raised in a church and prayed many times, as is the case with a lot of atheists.
    • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

    [79] The report cited evidence at the trial including the results of the LNDD test and an analysis of these results by an expert witness.[80] .From the LA Times article: "The results, Australian researcher Michael Ashenden testified in Dallas, show Armstrong's levels rising and falling, consistent with a series of injections during the Tour.^ Their time would be better served by wondering how the Larry Johnsons and Michael Scheuers of the world were allowed to rise to senior levels within the intelligence community in spite of their spotty record of analysis–and perhaps continue to do so.
    • Think Progress » Lance Armstrong Veers Left 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Apparently, investigators want to determine whether Armstrong's on-the-road attacks to keep Simeoni out of an attack rise to the level of intimidating a witness.
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

    Ashenden, a paid expert retained by SCA Promotions, told arbitrators the results painted a "compelling picture" that the world's most famous cyclist "used EPO in the '99 Tour."[81] Ashenden's finding were disputed by the Vrijman report, which pointed to procedural and privacy issues in dismissing the LNDD test results. The LA Times article also provided information on testimony given by Armstrong's former teammate, Swart, Andreu and his wife Betsy, and Instant messaging conversation between Andreu and Jonathan Vaughters regarding blood-doping in the peloton. .Vaughters signed a statement disavowing the comments and stating he had: "no personal knowledge that any team in the Tour de France, including Armstrong's Discovery team in 2005, engaged in any prohibited conduct whatsoever."^ Tour de France.
    • Lance Armstrong Returns to Cycling and Resembles Another Testosterone-Fueled Texan | The Big Lead 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC thebiglead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tour de France (11) .
    • Lance Armstrong Returns to Cycling and Resembles Another Testosterone-Fueled Texan | The Big Lead 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC thebiglead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tour de France: Future of Lance Armstrong .
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

    Andreu signed a statement affirming the conversation took place as indicated on the instant messaging logs submitted to the court.
.The SCA trial was settled out of court, and the LA Times reported: "Though no verdict or finding of facts was rendered, Armstrong called the outcome proof that the doping allegations were baseless."^ I soon came to find out that reporting on Armstrong meant that he was also reporting on you.” After a few minutes, I bristled and asked the crew to turn off the cameras.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ No gifts - though perhaps a hint of regret as he dedicated the win to Landis, whom he called "the man of the day."
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

.The L.A. Times' article provides a review of the disputed positive EPO test, allegations and sworn testimony against Armstrong, but notes that: "They are filled with conflicting testimony, hearsay and circumstantial evidence admissible in arbitration hearings but questionable in more formal legal proceedings."^ In an interview with TIME, Armstrong said: I dont have anything against organized religion per se.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They never tested positive under our guidance.
  • Lance Armstrong exclusive interview | Latest News | Cycling Weekly 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.cyclingweekly.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Please note that we review all comments before they will appear on our site.
  • Lance Armstrong exclusive interview | Latest News | Cycling Weekly 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.cyclingweekly.co.uk [Source type: General]

[82]

Handling of urine tests

.In October 2005, in response to calls from the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for an independent investigation, the UCI appointed Dutch lawyer Emile Vrijman to investigate the handling of urine tests by the French national anti-doping laboratory, LNDD. Vrijman was head of the Dutch anti-doping agency for ten years; since then he has worked as a defense attorney defending high-profile athletes against doping charges.^ He laid it out for them this way: A segment of the population considered him an “asterisk athlete.” They believed the charges—never proven—that during his 1999 Tour de France he had used the endurance-boosting hormone EPO. (In 2006, an independent Dutch investigator, appointed by the International Cycling Union, had cleared him of doping during the 1999 Tour, but rumors, especially in France, had still dogged him.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ After turning a death sentence into seven yellow jerseys and a national anti-cancer mission, he was cranking it up a notch, to the world stage.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Garmin, Columbia, the French teams have been outspoken in the anti-doping fight… I don’t think it’s fair to highlight Garmin and Columbia without highighting CSC and Astana.
  • Lance Armstrong exclusive interview | Latest News | Cycling Weekly 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.cyclingweekly.co.uk [Source type: General]

[83] Vrijman's report cleared Armstrong because of improper handling and testing.[84][85] .The report said tests on urine samples were conducted improperly and fell so short of scientific standards that it was "completely irresponsible" to suggest they "constitute evidence of anything."^ They put down sample cups of urine and brought the dog in and the dog went and sniffed each cup.
  • Think Progress » Lance Armstrong Veers Left 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[86] The recommendation of the commission's report was no disciplinary action against any rider on the basis of LNDD research. It also called upon the WADA and LNDD to submit themselves to an investigation by an outside independent authority.[87] The WADA rejected these conclusions.[88] The IOC Ethics Commission subsequently censured Dick Pound, the President of WADA and a member of the IOC, for his statements in the media that suggested wrongdoing by Armstrong.
In April 2009, Dr. Michael Ashenden said that "the LNDD absolutely had no way of knowing athlete identity from the sample they're given. They have a number on them, but that's never linked to an athlete's name. .The only group that had both the number and the athlete's name is the federation, in this case it was the UCI." He added "There was only two conceivable ways that synthetic EPO could've gotten into those samples.^ Armstrong went with him and the two rode across to the lead group, which then was only about 2 minutes ahead of the peloton.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ There are only two real health care reform options.
  • Lance Armstrong Guest Post: A Town Hall On Cancer | Health Care | Change.org 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC healthcare.change.org [Source type: General]

.One, is that Lance Armstrong used EPO during the '99 Tour.^ Monday August 8, 2005 One of the most recognizable athletes in the world today is Lance Armstrong.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ivan Basso isn't conceding this year's Tour de France to five-time winner Lance Armstrong.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Susan Daniels checks in with a quick review of international coverage of Lance Armstrong's 6th Tour de France victory.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

.The other way it could've got in the urine was if, as Lance Armstrong seems to believe, the laboratory spiked those samples.^ When I used to believe in god, even as a teenager, I knew the theory of evolution was true, yet I found other ways to convince people.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Update: To everyone who doesn't like the headline, it was intended to convey Armstrong's dominance of this race; it seems like he's not even leaving crumbs for the other riders.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ I've said it before and I'll say it again: I believe in Lance Armstrong as a man and as an athlete.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

.Now, that's an extraordinary claim, and there's never ever been any evidence the laboratory has ever spiked an athlete's sample, even during the Cold War, where you would've thought there was a real political motive to frame an athlete from a different country.^ You’ve never had it happen.
  • Lance Armstrong exclusive interview | Latest News | Cycling Weekly 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.cyclingweekly.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ But there’s no evidence to support that when you’re 38 you’re any slower than when you were 32.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ If you need a catchy, inspirational motivator, the adage “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is much more insightful no matter who first said it.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

There's never been any suggestion that it happened."[89]

Armstrong's work outside of cycling

.In 1997, Armstrong founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which supports people affected by cancer.^ Lance Armstrong is a seven-time winner of the Tour de France, is a cancer survivor and founder of the LIVESTRONG movement whose goal is to support survivors throughout the world and make cancer a global priority.
  • Lance Armstrong Guest Post: A Town Hall On Cancer | Health Care | Change.org 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC healthcare.change.org [Source type: General]

^ Lance Armstrong Veers Left … As a long-time fan of Lance Armstrong as well as a cancer survivor, I really really wish … [...
  • Think Progress » Lance Armstrong Veers Left 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Show me one sentence Lance Armstrong ever said that he supports or endorses " the inherent right to Health care" He has never said that.
  • Lance Armstrong Guest Post: A Town Hall On Cancer | Health Care | Change.org 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC healthcare.change.org [Source type: General]

During his original retirement beginning after the 2005 season, he also maintained other interests. He was the pace car driver of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 for the 2006 Indianapolis 500.
In 2007, Armstrong with Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded Athletes for Hope, a charity which helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and inspires non-athletes to volunteer and support the community.[90] In 2008 and 2009 he appeared on the PBS Kids show Arthur as himself. .In 2008 it was about teaching biking and in 2009 it was helping spread the awareness of Cancer.^ Over time, he understood that survivors were sometimes too afraid, psychologically, to talk about cancer, let alone spread the word.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

Marathon

.Armstrong ran the 2006 New York City Marathon with friends, Robert McElligott and Lewis Miles.^ And you can have tons of involvement from leaders there [and] why wouldn’t you have the president of the United States there?” And in two weeks, Armstrong will expound on his anti-cancer program at a Clinton Global Initiative forum in New York City.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Coke has sponsored Armstrong since 2000, and the new deal runs through 2006, when Armstrong will be 35.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Like his friend Bono, Armstrong had redefined celebrity leveraging, becoming a regular 365-days-a-year walking-talking Jerry Lewis Telethon.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

.With Nike, he assembled a pace team of Alberto Salazar, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Hicham El Guerrouj to help him reach 3 hours.^ Hicham El Guerrouj wore one.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ He did have one gripe, however: Alberto Contador's vow that he would "never respect" Armstrong, the guy who helped him to a Tour win along with the rest of the Astana team.
  • Lance Armstrong Responds to El Pistolero - shall.tsn - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

He struggled with shin splints and was on pace for a little above 3 hours but pushed through the last 5 miles (8.0 km) to 2h 59m 36s, finishing 856th. .He said the race was extremely difficult compared to the Tour de France.^ But he also said this: "The Tour de France is the race that matters the most.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Winner of an unprecedented (and unlikely to be matched) seven Tour de France races and survivor of cancer, Lance Armstrong is a powerful example of what a human being can do when they dedicate themselves to a cause.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Armstrong is on another planet,” said Cyril Guimard, a former rider and manager who guided Hinault and Greg LeMond to Tour de France wins.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

"For the level of condition that I have now, that was without a doubt the hardest physical thing I have ever done. I never felt a point where I hit the wall. It was really a gradual progression of fatigue and soreness."[91] The NYC Marathon had a dedicated camera on Armstrong throughout the event.[92] .This camera, according to Armstrong, pushed him to continue through points in which he would have normally "stopped and stretched". He also helped raise $600,000 for his LiveStrong campaign during the run.^ Another reason Armstrong is entering the Tour is to bury the notion, once and for all, that drugs helped propel him to victory, that his generation of cyclists were deviants.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Armstrong gets somewhat agitated, however, when pushed about whether Bush used him as a patsy.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ I would definitely appreciate Him for His capacities (as I would appreciate lance Armstrong for his capacities) and will live my own way of life.But it matters if this great God has something to do with u…n if u just ignore Him.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

With more dedication to marathon training, Armstrong ran the 2007 NYC Marathon in 2h 46m 43s finishing 232nd, a substantial improvement from his previous year.[93] On April 21, 2008, he ran the Boston Marathon in 2h 50m 58s, finishing in the top 500.[94]

Politics

George W. Bush and Armstrong mountain biking at Prairie Chapel Ranch
.In the New York Times, teammate George Hincapie hinted at Armstrong's running for Governor of Texas after cycling.^ It bothers you when it runs in The New York Times and every paper across the United States.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ In a story that will also appear in tomorrow's New York Times , Samuel Abt quotes an unnamed Tour official that Lance Armstrong will NOT return to the Tour de France next year.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Coke has sponsored Armstrong since 2000, and the new deal runs through 2006, when Armstrong will be 35.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

.In the July 2005 issue of Outside, Armstrong hinted at running for governor, although "not in '06".[95] Armstrong and former president George W. Bush, a Republican and fellow Texan, call themselves friends.^ I’ve known President Bush since ’95 or ’96,” he says.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by Frank Steele on May 30, 2005 in George Hincapie , Jan Ullrich , Lance Armstrong 2004 , Paolo Savoldelli , Tour news .
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Armstrong retired from racing on July 24, 2005, at the end of the 2005 Tour de France.
  • Lance Armstrong - Book Keynote Speaker Lance Armstrong from Speak Inc for your next event! 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.speakinc.com [Source type: General]

.Bush called Armstrong in France to congratulate him after his 2005 victory, and in August 2005, The Times reported the President had invited Armstrong to his Prairie Chapel Ranch to go mountain biking.^ Monday August 8, 2005 One of the most recognizable athletes in the world today is Lance Armstrong.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Current news reports suggest Armstrong will leave Iowa tonight, and head to France , where Discovery Channel could have riders finish as high as 1st and 2nd.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong nears the finish line of the Leadville Trail 100 Race Across the Sky, a 100-mile mountain-bike race, in downtown Leadville, Colorado, August 9, 2008.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

[96] In a 2003 interview with The Observer, Armstrong said: "He's a personal friend, but we've all got the right not to agree with our friends."[97]
.In August 2005, Armstrong hinted he had changed his mind about politics.^ Monday August 8, 2005 One of the most recognizable athletes in the world today is Lance Armstrong.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ President George W. Bush and Armstrong, right, take a ride on the president’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, August 20, 2005.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

.In an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS on August 1, 2005, Armstrong pointed out that running for governor would require the commitment that led him to retire from cycling.^ Armstrong presents President Bill Clinton with a racing bike and helmet in the Rose Garden of the White House, August 10, 1999.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ What will OLN do if Armstrong skips the 2005 Tour, or when he eventually retires?
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ In an audio interview with Eurosport , Lance Armstrong said he's facing an "especially strong" field in the 2005 Tour de France.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

Again, on August 16, 2005, Armstrong told a local Austin CBS affiliate [98] that he was no longer considering politics:
."The biggest problem with politics or running for the governor—the governor's race here in Austin or in Texas—is that it would mimic exactly what I've done: a ton of stress and a ton of time away from my kids.^ A 7-time Tour champ, Lance seemed to take his 3rd place finish in the gruelling 2,141 mile race in stride, saying , "It's probably a good lesson for my kids.
  • Filed under 'Lance Armstrong' | Celebrity Baby Scoop 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.celebritybabyscoop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That would be a perfect time for the team to announce a new sponsor , as well -- if they've been able to nail one down.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

.Why would I want to go from pro cycling, which is stressful and a lot of time away, straight into politics?"^ Victim Armstrong, however, fought the odds and won, going on to take an unprecedented seven straight cycling crowns.
  • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Why would non-beleivers be punished just for taking the time of doing a little bit of research and finding out that God’s stories are Pagan and Egyptian stories that were written before the bible and then COPIED into the bible?
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "On the other hand, it is fair to say there are still a lot of things I still want to do in cycling like the classics and the hour record and other things that would require a different kind of focus."
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]
In 2006, Armstrong began to clarify that he intends to be involved in politics as an activist for change in cancer policies. In a May 2006 interview with Sports Illustrated, Armstrong is quoted: "I need to run for one office, the presidency of the Cancer Fighters' Union of the World."[citation needed] Sports Illustrated quoted Armstrong that he fears halving his influence with legislators if he chose one side in politics. His foundation lobbies on behalf of cancer patients before United States Congress.

Teams and victories

Filmography

Accolades

See also

References

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Further reading

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  • Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins: It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life (ISBN 0-425-17961-3), Putnam 2000. Armstrong's own account of his battle with cancer and subsequent triumphant return to bike racing.
  • Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins: Every Second Counts (ISBN 0-385-50871-9), Broadway Books 2003. Armstrong's account of his life after his first four Tour triumphs.
  • Linda Armstrong Kelly, Joni Rodgers: No Mountain High Enough: Raising Lance, Raising Me (ISBN 0-7679-1855-X), Broadway Books 2002. Armstrong's mother's account of raising a world class athlete and overcoming adversity.
  • Daniel Coyle: Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour De France (ISBN 0-06-073497-3), Harper Collins 2005. Former writer for Outside magazine documents Armstrong's road to the Tour in 2004, teaching us about both Armstrong and the Tour.
  • Pierre Ballester, David Walsh: L. A. Confidentiel: Les secrets de Lance Armstrong (ISBN 2-84675-130-7), La Martinière (French).^ Monday August 8, 2005 One of the most recognizable athletes in the world today is Lance Armstrong.
    • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But he also said this: "The Tour de France is the race that matters the most.
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As I listened to him, my chief worry was that Armstrong’s cancer had returned.
    • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

    Various circumstantial evidence pointing to Armstrong doping.
  • Pierre Ballester, David Walsh: L.A. Officiel (ISBN 2-84675-204-4), La Martinière (French). .Why Armstrong gave up trial against the authors after publication of L.A. Confidentiel.
  • Sharon Cook, Graciela Sholander: Dream It Do It: Inspiring Stories of Dreams Come True (ISBN 1-884587-30-5), Planning/Communications 2004. Chapter 4 details Armstrong's efforts to return to championship form following his cancer treatment.
  • John Wilcockson: 23 Days in July (ISBN 0-7195-6717-3), John Murray 2004. An account of how Armstrong won his 6th Tour title in 2004.
  • John Wilcockson: The 2005 Tour De France: The Last Chapter of the Armstrong Era (ISBN 1-931382-68-9), Velo Press 2005. The story behind Armstrong's final Tour de France before his first retirement and his 7th consecutive victory.
  • John Wilcokson: LANCE: The Making of the World's Greatest Champion (ISBN 9780306815874), Da Capo Press 2009. The story of what drives the 7-time Tour de France champion through the words of Armstrong's family, friends, rivals, and Armstrong himself.^ Posted by Frank Steele on July 19, 2004 in Lance Armstrong 2004 .
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Susan Daniels checks in with a quick review of international coverage of Lance Armstrong's 6th Tour de France victory.
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by Frank Steele on July 24, 2004 in Lance Armstrong 2004 .
    • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

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External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Italy Marco Pantani
Vélo d'Or
1999 – 2001
Succeeded by
Italy Mario Cipollini
Preceded by
United Kingdom Derek Birley
William Hill Sports Book of the Year winner
2000
Succeeded by
United States Laura Hillenbrand
Preceded by
United States Barry Bonds
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
2002 – 2005
Succeeded by
United States Tiger Woods
Preceded by
Italy Mario Cipollini
Vélo d'Or
2003 – 2004
Succeeded by
Belgium Tom Boonen

Quotes

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From Wikiquote

Lance Armstrong, American cyclist, Winner Tour de France 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.

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Stage 17, 2004 Tour de France

.Lance Armstrong: How bad do you want to win a stage in the Tour de France?^ Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
  • Lance Armstrong - News, Video, Photos, and Rumors from BallHype 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC ballhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Lance Armstrong - News, Video, Photos, and Rumors from BallHype 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC ballhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tour de France - Cycling Race .
  • Lance Armstrong Biography | Foundation | 2009 Tour de France | Retire | Quotes & Pictures | Cancer | Bracelet 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.kidzworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Lance Armstrong's preview of Tour de France Stage 6 .
  • Lance Armstrong Video 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC vodpod.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Floyd Landis: Real bad.^ Floyd Landis : Real bad.
  • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Real bad,” came Floyd’s reply.
  • Tour de France 2009: Lance Armstrong 2004 Archives 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.tdfblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Floyd Landis : I go downhill real fast.
  • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Lance Armstrong: How fast can you go down hill?^ How tall is Lance Armstrong?
  • How Tall is Lance Armstrong? | Dad's House 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC dadshouseblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Where did lance armstrong go to college?
  • WikiAnswers - Where was Lance Armstrong educated 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ Lance Armstrong is going to be a daddy again!
  • Lance Armstrong & Anna Hansen Expecting a Baby (Photos) - New Moon, Celebrity Gossip 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC showhype.com [Source type: General]

.Floyd Landis: I go downhill real fast.^ Floyd Landis : I go downhill real fast.
  • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Floyd Landis : Real bad.
  • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ British police force is going downhill fast .
  • Lance Armstrong To Race Tour De France - BikeRadar 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.bikeradar.com [Source type: General]

Can I do it?
.Lance Armstrong: Sure you can do it ...^ Responses to “Dickipedia: Lance Armstrong” Nobody puts the Legend Down says: February 3, 2009 at 8:16 pm You are a first class dick and you know it.
  • On The Record Sports - Dickipedia: Lance Armstrong - A Blast Blog 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC otr.blastmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m not a professional athlete, but you look at Lance Armstrong and you realize: I can do more than just survive after cancer I can thrive.
  • ACS :: Survivors Celebrate Lance Armstrong’s Five-Year Milestone 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.cancer.org [Source type: General]

^ Lance Armstrong looks to ride high again - Los Angeles Times YOU ARE HERE: LAT Home → Collections → Athletic Training Lance Armstrong looks to ride high again .
  • Lance Armstrong looks to ride high again - Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.latimes.com [Source type: News]

run like you stole something Floyd.

Press conference October 8, 1996

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  • I want all of you to know that I intend to beat this disease.^ You want to believe you can beat it.
    • New Lance Armstrong doping allegations from first Tour victory in 1999 - Blogcritics Sports 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

    ^ We want to thank you for all that you have done and continue to do.
    • Lance Armstrong Profile | Team RadioShack Cycling News 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.teamradioshack.us [Source type: General]

    ^ I want all of you to know that I intend to beat this disease.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And further, I intend to ride again as a professional cyclist.^ And further, I intend to ride again as a professional cyclist.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is an American professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam .
    • Lance Armstrong - Watch Lance Armstrong Videos and Clips Free Online | VideoSurf Video Search 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.videosurf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Lance Armstrong, Cyclist - News - Evri 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

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  • .
  • I want to finish by saying that I intend to be an avid spokesperson for testicular cancer once I have beaten the disease...^ I want to finish by saying that I intend to be an avid spokesperson for testicular cancer once I have beaten the disease...
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He says this is because he wants to continue to raise global awareness about cancer.
    • Lance Armstrong Biography | Foundation | 2009 Tour de France | Retire | Quotes & Pictures | Cancer | Bracelet 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.kidzworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Armstrong, a testicular cancer survivor who began a comeback to professional cycling in Adelaide, Australia on Sunday, once sought a billion dollars in cancer funding from fellow Texan and avid mountain biker George W. Bush.
    • Lance Armstrong has high hopes for Obama 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: News]

    I want this to be a positive experience and I want to take this opportunity to help others who might someday suffer from the same circumstance I face today.

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

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  • I want to die at a hundred years old with an American flag on my back and the star of Texas on my helmet, after screaming down an Alpine descent on a bicycle at 75 miles per hour.^ The Bookshelf - Sideline FoxSports.com.au, January 21, 2009 ...on my helmet, after screaming down an Alpine descent on a bicycle at 75 miles per hour.'
    • Lance Armstrong – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I want to die at a hundred years old with an American flag on my back and the star of Texas on my helmet, after screaming down an Alpine descent on a bicycle at 75 miles per hour.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lance Armstrong: It's Not About The Bike FoxSports.com.au, January 21, 2009 ...on my helmet, after screaming down an Alpine descent on a bicycle at 75 miles per hour.'
    • Lance Armstrong – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    I want to cross one last finish line as my wife and my ten children applaud, and then I want to lie down in a field of those famous French sunflowers and gracefully expire, the perfect contradiction to my once anticipated poignant early demise.

Every second counts

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  • You know when I need to die?^ You know when I need to die?
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You ask yourself: now that I know I’m not going to die, what will I do?
    • Notable Americans » Blog Archive » Lance Armstrong - Engaging the World - America.gov 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC blogs.america.gov [Source type: General]

    ^ You know, every cause needs a champion and you have become a great example for those of us who dream big.
    • A Letter To Lance Armstrong & Elizabeth Kreutz - COMEBACK 2.0 | Spence Smith 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.spencesmith.com [Source type: General]

    When I'm done living. .When I can't walk, can't eat, can't see, when I'm a crotchety old man, mad at the world.^ That’s the schedule Kristin and I have set out and the kids want to see their old man.
    • Lance Armstrong Interview: Twitter, Time Trials and Transparency 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.byjamesraia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When I can't walk, can't eat, can't see, when I'm a crotchety old man, mad at the world.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Okay ~ WTF would a 100 year old man see in a 19 year old girl?
    • The Superficial - Ashley Olsen dating Lance Armstrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Then I can die.
  • The Tour (de France) is essentially a math problem, a 2,000-mile race over three weeks that's sometimes won by a margin of a minute or less.^ Tour de France Coverage .
    • Lance Armstrong | LIVESTRONG.COM 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Contador Takes Tour de France .
    • Lance Armstrong – News Stories About Lance Armstrong - Page 1 | Newser 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

    ^ VI. The 2009 Tour de France .
    • Lance Armstrong = Giant Douche? 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.gunaxin.com [Source type: General]

    .How do you propel yourself through space on a bicycle, sometimes steeply uphill, at a speed sustainable for three weeks?^ How do you propel yourself through space on a bicycle, sometimes steeply uphill, at a speed sustainable for three weeks?
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That's sometimes how it works with you writers.

    ^ He won by four minutes and 40 seconds after bicycling 2,233 miles across France and its mountains for three weeks, averaging 26.8 mph.
    • ESPN Classic - Armstrong cycles hope across the miles 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: News]

    Every second counts.

Podium farewell speech, Tour de France, July 24, 2005

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  • But finally the last thing I’ll say to the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the sceptics.^ On the Champs-Élysées podium for the last time, after winning his seventh tour: "Finally the last thing I'll say to the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the skeptics.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Ultimately,” he says, “the people like who they like and don’t like who they don’t like.
    • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But finally the last thing I’ll say to the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the sceptics.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    I'm sorry for you. .I’m sorry that you can’t dream big.^ I'm sorry that you can’t dream big.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’m sorry that you can’t dream big.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles.^ I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles.
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com UK 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC uk.askmen.com [Source type: General]
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com Australia 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC au.askmen.com [Source type: General]
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com Canada 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC ca.askmen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I don't believe you.
    • Lance Armstrong exclusive interview | Latest News | Cycling Weekly 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.cyclingweekly.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .But this is one hell of a race.^ This is one hell of a race.
    • The Rugged Elegance Inspiration Network: Discovery's Lance Armstrong Wins 7th & Final Tour de France on His Trek: Alexandre Vinokourov Wins 21st & Final Stage in Paris 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.ruggedelegantliving.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But this is one hell of a race.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .This is a great sporting event and you should stand around and believe it.^ This is a great sporting event, and you should stand around and believe...
    • The Rugged Elegance Inspiration Network: Discovery's Lance Armstrong Wins 7th & Final Tour de France on His Trek: Alexandre Vinokourov Wins 21st & Final Stage in Paris 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.ruggedelegantliving.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fail, like Tony Lockett, and they look momentarily foolish but their greatness still stands – provided they then disappear from the sporting stage both quickly and gracefully.
    • Lance Armstrong - Features - Alpha Magazine - Mad About Sport! 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.alphamagazine.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ Christ in your heart,believe in his name and you should be saved.
    • Lance Armstrong Top 49 2009 - AskMen.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people.^ "You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people.
    • Armstrong's last ride ends with victory - Olympics - ESPN 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC sports.espn.go.com [Source type: News]

    ^ You should believe in these athletes and you should believe in these people.
    • The Rugged Elegance Inspiration Network: Discovery's Lance Armstrong Wins 7th & Final Tour de France on His Trek: Alexandre Vinokourov Wins 21st & Final Stage in Paris 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.ruggedelegantliving.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com UK 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC uk.askmen.com [Source type: General]
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com Australia 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC au.askmen.com [Source type: General]
    • Armstrong's last ride ends with victory - Olympics - ESPN 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC sports.espn.go.com [Source type: News]
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com Canada 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC ca.askmen.com [Source type: General]

    .I'll be a fan of the Tour de France for as long as I live.^ Tour de France Coverage .
    • Lance Armstrong | LIVESTRONG.COM 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Contador Takes Tour de France .
    • Lance Armstrong – News Stories About Lance Armstrong - Page 1 | Newser 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

    ^ VI. The 2009 Tour de France .
    • Lance Armstrong = Giant Douche? 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.gunaxin.com [Source type: General]

    .And there are no secrets - this is a hard sporting event and hard work wins it.^ This is a hard sporting event.
    • The Rugged Elegance Inspiration Network: Discovery's Lance Armstrong Wins 7th & Final Tour de France on His Trek: Alexandre Vinokourov Wins 21st & Final Stage in Paris 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.ruggedelegantliving.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And there are no secrets - this is a hard sporting event and hard work wins it.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And there are no secrets.
    • The Rugged Elegance Inspiration Network: Discovery's Lance Armstrong Wins 7th & Final Tour de France on His Trek: Alexandre Vinokourov Wins 21st & Final Stage in Paris 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.ruggedelegantliving.com [Source type: General]

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2003 Tour de France

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  • No one trains like me.^ No one rides like me.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one trains like me.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one trains harder than he does.
    • Articles about Lance Armstrong - SFGate 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC articles.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

    .No one rides like me.^ No one rides like me.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one trains like me.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Like any rational man if placed in the same predicament, Lance Armstrong figured "Hey, one nut, no condom."
    • The Superficial - Because You're Ugly 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    This jersey's mine. I live for this jersey. It's my life. .No one's taking it away from me.^ No one's taking it away from me.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's not nice to take hard feelings out of this precious little baby, who did nothing to no one.
    • Lance Armstrong's Baby Born: Max Armstrong Arrives! 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

    ^ With Armstrong in the race, no one will be able to take shortcuts.
    • Sally Jenkins: Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France - washingtonpost.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

    .This fucking jersey's mine.^ This fucking jersey's mine.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • At the team bus, after winning his fifth Tour de France in 2003.[6]

Miscellaneous

  • Pain is temporary. .It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.^ Quotes : - "Pain is temporary, it may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.
    • Lance Armstrong Biography, Pictures, Videos, Movies, News, Relationships - FamousWhy 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC people.famouswhy.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Lance Armstrong quotes, quotations, phrases, words 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.icelebz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Lance Armstrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.fitsugar.com [Source type: General]
    • Lance Armstrong: Fearless, powerful and egotistical - one of the biggest sports stars at MondoStars.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.mondostars.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Pain is temporary, it may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
  • At the recent ESPY Awards, addressing Jake Gyllenhaal, who has been recently nominated for an Oscar for "Brokeback Mountain": "Jake, why are you sitting in the front?^ If I quit, however, it lasts forever” - Lance Armstrong .
    • Lance Armstrong Says “It’s Not About The Bike!” | Peak Performance Sports Tips 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC myroyalway.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Quitting lasts forever.
    • Lance Armstrong quotes, quotations, phrases, words 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.icelebz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Notable Americans » Blog Archive » Lance Armstrong - Engaging the World - America.gov 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC blogs.america.gov [Source type: General]

    ^ At the recent ESPY Awards, addressing Jake Gyllenhaal, who has been recently nominated for an Oscar for "Brokeback Mountain": "Jake, why are you sitting in the front?
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I thought you liked it in the rear."
  • On the Champs-Élysées podium for the last time, after winning his seventh tour: "Finally the last thing I'll say to the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the skeptics.^ People don’t like that.
    • Lance Armstrong exclusive interview | Latest News | Cycling Weekly 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.cyclingweekly.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Ultimately,” he says, “the people like who they like and don’t like who they don’t like.
    • Lance Armstrong Rides Again | vanityfair.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I thought you liked it in the rear."
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    I'm sorry for you. .I'm sorry that you can’t dream big.^ I'm sorry that you can’t dream big.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’m sorry that you can’t dream big.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles.^ I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles.
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com Canada 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC ca.askmen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I don't believe you.
    • Lance Armstrong exclusive interview | Latest News | Cycling Weekly 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.cyclingweekly.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .But this is one hell of a race.^ This is one hell of a race.
    • The Rugged Elegance Inspiration Network: Discovery's Lance Armstrong Wins 7th & Final Tour de France on His Trek: Alexandre Vinokourov Wins 21st & Final Stage in Paris 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.ruggedelegantliving.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But this is one hell of a race.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .This is a great sporting event and you should stand around and believe it.^ This is a great sporting event, and you should stand around and believe...
    • The Rugged Elegance Inspiration Network: Discovery's Lance Armstrong Wins 7th & Final Tour de France on His Trek: Alexandre Vinokourov Wins 21st & Final Stage in Paris 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.ruggedelegantliving.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This is a great sporting event and you should stand around and believe it.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Fail, like Tony Lockett, and they look momentarily foolish but their greatness still stands – provided they then disappear from the sporting stage both quickly and gracefully.
    • Lance Armstrong - Features - Alpha Magazine - Mad About Sport! 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.alphamagazine.com.au [Source type: General]

    .You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people.^ You should believe in these athletes and you should believe in these people.
    • The Rugged Elegance Inspiration Network: Discovery's Lance Armstrong Wins 7th & Final Tour de France on His Trek: Alexandre Vinokourov Wins 21st & Final Stage in Paris 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.ruggedelegantliving.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com UK 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC uk.askmen.com [Source type: General]
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com Australia 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC au.askmen.com [Source type: General]
    • Lance Armstrong Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com Canada 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC ca.askmen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So, in keeping with Carmichael’s dictum that: ‘You should be an athlete first and a cyclist second’, Armstrong dedicates the months of September and October to keeping balance within his body.

    .I'll be a fan of the Tour de France for as long as I live.^ Tour de France Coverage .
    • Lance Armstrong | LIVESTRONG.COM 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Contador Takes Tour de France .
    • Lance Armstrong – News Stories About Lance Armstrong - Page 1 | Newser 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

    ^ VI. The 2009 Tour de France .
    • Lance Armstrong = Giant Douche? 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.gunaxin.com [Source type: General]

    .And there are no secrets — this is a hard sporting event and hard work wins it.^ This is a hard sporting event.
    • The Rugged Elegance Inspiration Network: Discovery's Lance Armstrong Wins 7th & Final Tour de France on His Trek: Alexandre Vinokourov Wins 21st & Final Stage in Paris 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.ruggedelegantliving.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And there are no secrets - this is a hard sporting event and hard work wins it.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And there are no secrets.
    • The Rugged Elegance Inspiration Network: Discovery's Lance Armstrong Wins 7th & Final Tour de France on His Trek: Alexandre Vinokourov Wins 21st & Final Stage in Paris 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.ruggedelegantliving.com [Source type: General]

    .So Vive le Tour forever.^ Vive le Tour.
    • Lance Armstrong Tells Vanity Fair of Tour de France Comeback | Dad's House 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC dadshouseblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Vive le Tour!
    • Armstrong's last ride ends with victory - Olympics - ESPN 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC sports.espn.go.com [Source type: News]

    ^ So Vive le Tour forever.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Thank you!" .[1]
  • About the French 2006 FIFA World Cup team during his speech of gratitude at the ESPY Awards: "All their players tested positive...^ Soccer league 2006 World Cup .
    • Video-Lance Armstrong Crash In Spain Resulting In A Broken Collarbone - YouTube | Cycling | Lance Armstrong 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: General]

    ^ About the French 2006 FIFA World Cup team during his speech of gratitude at the ESPY Awards : "All their players tested positive...
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Possibly cost the French the World Cup.
    • Lance Armstrong Bashes French 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC digg.com [Source type: General]

    for being assholes."[2]
  • .
  • "Pain is temporary, it may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.^ It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Lance Armstrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.fitsugar.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Pain is temporary, it may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Pain is temporary, it may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.
    • Lance Armstrong Says “It’s Not About The Bike!” | Peak Performance Sports Tips 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC myroyalway.com [Source type: General]

    .If I quit, however, it lasts forever."^ Quitting lasts forever----Lance Armstrong #tourdefrance EverymanTri.com: Lance Armstrong says he thinks he can win the ...
    • Lance Armstrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Quitting lasts forever----Lance Armstrong .
    • Lance Armstrong - News, photos, topics, and quotes 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Lance Armstrong - From Treehugger 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [3]
  • "Anything is possible. .You can be told that you have a 90-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight."^ His doctors told him that he had a 50 percent chance of survival.
    • Lance Armstrong biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (sports: bicycling, tour de france) 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You can be told that you have a 90-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight."
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Armstrong told BikeRadar in April that he spends 50 percent of his saddle time in the dirt, and preferred lightweight hardtails.
    • Lance Armstrong's Leadville Weapon - BikeRadar 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.bikeradar.com [Source type: General]

    [4]
  • .
  • "A boo is a lot louder than a cheer, if you have 10 people cheering and one person booing all you hear is the booing."^ A boo is a lot louder than a cheer.
    • Lance Armstrong quotes, quotations, phrases, words 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.icelebz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "A boo is a lot louder than a cheer, if you have 10 people cheering and one person booing all you hear is the booing."
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you have 10 people cheering and one person booing, all you hear is the booing.
    • Lance Armstrong quotes, quotations, phrases, words 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.icelebz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [5]
  • .
  • "At the end of the day, if there was indeed some Body or presence standing there to judge me, I hoped I would be judged on whether I had lived a true life, not on whether I believed in a certain book, or whether I'd been baptized.^ "At the end of the day, if there was indeed some Body or presence standing there to judge me, I hoped I would be judged on whether I had lived a true life, not on whether I believed in a certain book, or whether I'd been baptized.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In regards to religion, he is agnostic , quoted as saying, "at the end of the day, if there was indeed some Body or presence standing there to judge me, I hoped I would be judged on whether I had lived a true life, not on whether I believed in a certain book, or whether I'd been baptized.
    • Lance Armstrong - Road Cycling 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC roadcycling.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If there was indeed a God at the end of my days, I hoped he didn't say, "But you were never a Christian, so you're going the other way from heaven."
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If there was indeed a God at the end of my days, I hoped he didn't say, "But you were never a Christian, so you're going the other way from heaven."^ If there was indeed a God at the end of my days, I hoped he didn't say, "But you were never a Christian, so you're going the other way from heaven."
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're going to win.
    • Lance Armstrong, "Up Close and Personal" – Campbell Brown - CNN.com Blogs 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC campbellbrown.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    ^ You're going to live.
    • Lance Armstrong, "Up Close and Personal" – Campbell Brown - CNN.com Blogs 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC campbellbrown.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    .If so, I was going to reply, "You know what?^ If so, I was going to reply, "You know what?
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's a surprisingly gripping tale: even though you know exactly what's going to happen, the narrative tension doesn't let up.
    • Booknoise.net | Lance Armstrong's War 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.booknoise.net [Source type: General]

    ^ I don’t usually go in for energy drinks but sometimes I can’t look at another cup of coffee you know?
    • FRS Healthy Energy Drink - Endorsed by Lance Armstrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC coachlevi.com [Source type: General]

    .You're right.^ You're right.
    • Lance Armstrong - Road Cycling 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC roadcycling.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Schneier on Security: Lance Armstrong Accused of Doping 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Lance Armstrong: more bike commuters, please - Bicycling, Bike commuting, Lance Armstrong | TerraPass: Fight global warming, reduce your carbon footprint 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.terrapass.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Even in your ABSOLUTE WRONGNESS, you're right.

    ^ Wright 7-16-2009 11:20AM You're right, Ace.

    Fine."[6]
  • .
  • "Without cancer, I never would have won a single Tour de France.^ Tour de France Coverage .
    • Lance Armstrong | LIVESTRONG.COM 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Contador Takes Tour de France .
    • Lance Armstrong – News Stories About Lance Armstrong - Page 1 | Newser 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

    ^ VI. The 2009 Tour de France .
    • Lance Armstrong = Giant Douche? 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.gunaxin.com [Source type: General]

    .Cancer taught me a plan for more purposeful living, and that in turn taught me how to train and to win more purposefully.^ Cancer taught me a plan for more purposeful living, and that in turn taught me how to train and to win more purposefully.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After undergoing surgery and intensive chemotherapy treatments for testicular cancer, he returned to training and, in 1999, became only the second American to win the Tour de France.

    ^ This book has taught me how much mental and physical training are required to be the best, consistently.
    • Its Not About The Bike: Amazon.ca: Lance Armstrong: Books 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: General]

    .It taught me that pain has a reason, and that sometimes the experience of losing things–whether health or a car or an old sense of self–has its own value in the scheme of life.^ It taught me that pain has a reason, and that sometimes the experience of losing things–whether health or a car or an old sense of self–has its own value in the scheme of life.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Lance Armstrong Says “It’s Not About The Bike!” | Peak Performance Sports Tips 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC myroyalway.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Sometimes when I'm watching Intervention , the stories of the addicts are so sad that it makes a lot of sense that they turned to substance abuse to self-medicate.
    • Lance Armstrong - Jezebel 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC jezebel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ She touched many people with kindness, taught genuine life lessons and will always be fondly remembered for living life fully on her own terms.
    • Lance Armstrong Foundation - LIVESTRONG & GIVESTRONG 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.firstgiving.com [Source type: General]

    Pain and loss are great enhancers."[7]
  • .
  • "Everybody wants to know what I am on.^ "Everybody wants to know what I am on.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is what Lance told the New Yorker : "Everybody wants to know what I'm on.
    • New Lance Armstrong doping allegations from first Tour victory in 1999 - Blogcritics Sports 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

    What am I on? .I'm on my bike, busting my ass six hours a day.^ I'm on my bike six days a week.
    • New Lance Armstrong doping allegations from first Tour victory in 1999 - Blogcritics Sports 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm on my bike, busting my ass six hours a day.
    • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • New Lance Armstrong doping allegations from first Tour victory in 1999 - Blogcritics Sports 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

    ^ But the fact is that if you are riding your bike five, six, seven hours a day, you are not a sex champion.
    • Cele|bitchy » Lance Armstrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.celebitchy.com [Source type: General]
    • Armstrong at His Weakest Is Still a Sex God - shall.tsn - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

    What are you on?"[8]
.
--- Lance Armstrong was quoted by ET Magazine as saying "If there was a god, I'd still have both nuts."
^ Lance Armstrong quotes at CelebsQuotes.com .
  • Lance Armstrong biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (sports: bicycling, tour de france) 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ I am not saying Lance Armstrong did or did not dope.

^ ET Magazine quoted Armstrong saying If there was a god, Id still have both nuts.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

ET Magazine 2004
TIME magazine 10 questions for Lance Armstrong [7]
.TIME: For a miracle man, you're not very religious.^ TIME: For a miracle man, you're not very religious.
  • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You’re a very very talented photographer – 4 so different setups and all so beautiful and creative.
  • Robert Seale Photography Blog » Lance Armstrong in 4 minutes flat 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.robertsealeblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Please take the time to view this very worthwhile request and while you are [...
  • Bicycle .net :: Lance Armstrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.bicycle.net [Source type: General]

.Lance: "I don't have anything against organized religion per se.^ Lance: "I don't have anything against organized religion per se.
  • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In an interview with TIME, Armstrong said: I dont have anything against organized religion per se.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't have anything against the French.
  • Lance Armstrong Bashes French 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC digg.com [Source type: General]

.We all need something in our lives.^ We all need something in our lives.
  • Lance Armstrong - Wikiquote 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Learning how to find balance and trying to do it all in our hectic lives can be a challenge to say the least.
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation LIVESTRONG 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.I personally just have not accepted that belief.^ I personally just have not accepted that belief.
  • Lance Armstrong and God 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC atheism.about.com [Source type: Original source]

But I'm one of the few. "
  • "Being a champion is redefining what's humanly possible."

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Peter La Fleur: Uh, actually I decided to quit... Lance.
.Lance Armstrong: Quit?^ Quitting lasts forever----Lance Armstrong #tourdefrance EverymanTri.com: Lance Armstrong says he thinks he can win the ...
  • Lance Armstrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Lance Armstrong just gave an interview for the cover of Men’s Journal about his lady loves, and he comes off as quite the player.
  • Cele|bitchy » Lance Armstrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.celebitchy.com [Source type: General]

^ October 28, 2009 9:16 pm Link I’m not quite sure how a talk titled “Legends of the Marathon” that includes Lance Armstrong.
  • Lance Armstrong Talks Marathons - Well Blog - NYTimes.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC well.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

.You know, once I was thinking of quitting when I was diagnosed with brain, lung and testicular cancer all at the same time.^ Armstrong was diagnosed in 1996 with testicular cancer that had spread to his brain, lungs and abdomen.
  • Cele|bitchy » Lance Armstrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.celebitchy.com [Source type: General]

^ He has survived testicular cancer , a tumor that metastasized to his brain and lungs in 1996.
  • Lance Armstrong - Road Cycling 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC roadcycling.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Did you know that 3 of them will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime?
  • Lance Armstrong Guest Post: A Town Hall On Cancer | Health Care | Change.org 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC healthcare.change.org [Source type: General]

.But with the love and support of my friends and family, I got back on the bike and won the Tour de France five times in a row.^ Tour de France Coverage .
  • Lance Armstrong | LIVESTRONG.COM 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

^ Contador Takes Tour de France .
  • Lance Armstrong – News Stories About Lance Armstrong - Page 1 | Newser 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

^ VI. The 2009 Tour de France .
  • Lance Armstrong = Giant Douche? 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.gunaxin.com [Source type: General]

.But I'm sure you have a good reason to quit.^ It is reasonable to say that if you're interested in following this plan, you're a fairly committed and probably quite hard core rider.
  • The Lance Armstrong Performance Program: Amazon.co.uk: Lance Armstrong, Chris Carmichael: Books 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ As you know, I’ve lobbied for this nomination , and I have good reason to think that I’ve been picked.
  • Staff blogs on Statesman.com and Austin360.com | Statesman.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.statesman.com [Source type: General]

So what are you dying of that's keeping you from the finals?
.Peter La Fleur: Right now it feels a little bit like...^ I hated feeling obligated to read a book that was boring or annoying me (which is what I'm going through right now with Emma , augh!
  • Lance Armstrong – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

^ I hated feeling obligated to read a book that was boring or annoying me (which is what I'm going through right now with Emma ,...
  • Lance Armstrong – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

^ I like to think that I will be better than last year but Alberto has shown that he is the best in his sport right now; he will be tough to beat.
  • Team First Endurance Blog | Tag Archive | Lance Armstrong 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC blog.firstendurance.com [Source type: General]

shame.
.Lance Armstrong: Well, I guess if a person never quit when the going got tough, they wouldn't have anything to regret for the rest of their life.^ Armstrong: Well, they wouldn't do that anymore.
  • Lance Armstrong, "Up Close and Personal" – Campbell Brown - CNN.com Blogs 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC campbellbrown.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Lance Armstrong is going to be a daddy again!
  • Lance Armstrong & Anna Hansen Expecting a Baby (Photos) - New Moon, Celebrity Gossip 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC showhype.com [Source type: General]

^ Quitting lasts forever.Lance Armstrong .
  • Lance Armstrong - News, photos, topics, and quotes 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Lance Armstrong - From Treehugger 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Well good luck to you Peter.^ Well, good luck righting your ship.
  • Think Progress » Lance Armstrong Veers Left 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Good luck to you sir with the new team and I truly look forward to the team cycling gear, I will definitely rep it in my rides with pride.
  • Lance Armstrong Profile | Team RadioShack Cycling News 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.teamradioshack.us [Source type: General]

^ You're an inspiration, JZ. Good luck!
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation - LIVESTRONG & GIVESTRONG 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.firstgiving.com [Source type: General]

I'm sure this decision won't haunt you forever.

Quotes about Lance Armstrong

.The perfect athlete is Lance Armstrong.^ Athlete of the decade Lance Armstrong .
  • Lance Armstrong – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

^ Lance Armstrong: athlete of the decade?
  • Lance Armstrong: athlete of the decade? - sport | Stuff.co.nz 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.stuff.co.nz [Source type: News]

^ Which is why, if judged solely on physical endurance, Lance Armstrong would hands-down win The Associated Press' Athlete of the Decade award.
  • Lance Armstrong: athlete of the decade? - sport | Stuff.co.nz 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.stuff.co.nz [Source type: News]
  • Lance Armstrong: Steel on two wheels 28 January 2010 0:15 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

.What he achieved, no other human has or, in my opinion, will ever achieve.^ There is no other photographer of her caliber whom I would have been comfortable letting into my life.
  • Comeback 2.0, Lance Armstrong, Book - Barnes & Noble 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]

.It's hard enough surviving cancer, but winning seven Tour de France titles after that is amazing.^ Tour de France Coverage .
  • Lance Armstrong | LIVESTRONG.COM 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

^ Contador Takes Tour de France .
  • Lance Armstrong – News Stories About Lance Armstrong - Page 1 | Newser 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

^ VI. The 2009 Tour de France .
  • Lance Armstrong = Giant Douche? 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.gunaxin.com [Source type: General]

He is a true inspiration to me and makes me believe that nothing is impossible. When you have a dream and work hard at it, it's possible.
.Nastia Liukin, the 2008 Olympic individual all-around Artistic Gymnastics gold medalist after being asked who the perfect athlete was.^ Maarten van der Weijden, who was given only a slim chance of survival after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2001, swims past the favorites to win a gold medal in one of the most grueling events of the Olympics.
  • Report: Lance Armstrong Coming Out of Retirement, Will Ride in 2009 Tour de France -- Back Porch FanHouse 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC backporch.fanhouse.com [Source type: General]

^ Bethesda, Md.: As a cancer survivor who bikes, I must admit that, of all athletes, Lance is truly my hero.
  • Sally Jenkins on Lance Armstrong's Return - washingtonpost.com 30 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ At 15, Lipinski became the youngest athlete ever to win an individual gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

[8]

References

  1. dailypeloton.com
  2. Guardian
  3. Back in the Saddle - An Essay by Lance Armstrong
  4. ISBN 0399146113
  5. Anderson, Kelli (August 5, 2002). Sports Illustrated King of the Hill. CNNSI. Retrieved on 2008-01-09.
  6. Rational Atheist
  7. Forbes Magazine December 3, 2001
  8. Lance Armstrong ruined my gym [1]

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[[File:|thumb|200px|Lance Armstrong]] Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18 1971 in Plano, Texas, USA) is a American bicycle rider. He won the Tour de France seven times in a row, from 1999 to 2005. He did this several years after having brain surgery and testicular surgery, and a lot of chemotherapy in 1996, to treat testicular cancer that spread to his brain and lungs.

He used to race for the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, but was only team leader during the Tour de France. He has been accused of using drugs, but was only found using a drug he was allowed to use.

He retired in 2005 but he recently announced, that he was going to come back to the Tour de France in 2009.

Teams and victories

Major results

1992 - Motorola
Settimana Bergamasca (stage 6)
Vuelta a Galicia (Stage 4a)
Trittico Premondiale (Stage 2) (or GP Sanson)
First Union Grand Prix (Atlanta)
Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic (overall, 1 stage win)
1993 - Motorola
File:Arc en World Cycling Champion - UCI Road World Championships
US National Cycling Champion - CoreStates USPRO National Road Championships
Tour de France (Stage 8)
Tour of America (overall)
Trofeo Laigueglia
Tour du Pont (2nd overall, 1 stage win)
Tour of Sweden (3rd overall, 1 stage win)
Thrift Drug Classic
Kmart West Virginia Classic (overall, 2 stage wins)
1994 - Motorola
Thrift Drug Classic
Tour du Pont (1 stage win)
1995 - Motorola
Tour de France (Stage 18)
Clásica de San Sebastián
Paris-Nice (Stage 5)
Tour du Pont (overall, mountains, 3 stage wins)
Kmart West Virginia Classic (overall, 2 stage wins)
Tour of America (overall)
1996 - Motorola
Tour du Pont (overall, 5 stage wins)
La Flèche Wallonne
1997 - Cofidis
Sprint 56K Criterium (Austin, TX)
1998 - U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team
Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt (overall)
Tour de Luxembourg (overall, 1 stage win)
Cascade Classic
Vuelta a España (4th overall)
1999 - U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team
Tour de France (File:Jerseyoverall, 4 stage wins)
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (ITT) (Prologue)
Route du Sud (Stage 4)
Circuit de la Sarthe (ITT) (Stage 4)
2000 - U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team
Tour de France (File:Jerseyoverall, 1 stage win)
GP des Nations
GP Eddy Merckx (with Viatcheslav Ekimov)
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (ITT) (Stage 3)
Bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics Individual Time Trial, Men
2001 - U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team
Tour de France (File:Jerseyoverall, 4 stage wins)
Tour de Suisse (overall, 2 stage wins)
2002 - U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team
Tour de France (File:Jerseyoverall, 4 stage wins)
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (Stage 6)
GP du Midi Libre (overall)
Profronde van Stiphout (post-Tour criterium)
2003 - US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team
Tour de France (File:Jerseyoverall, 1 stage win, Team Time Trial)
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (overall, Stage 3 ITT)
2004 - US Postal Service pro Cycling Team
Tour de France (File:Jerseyoverall, 5 stage wins, Team Time Trial)
Tour de Georgia (overall, 2 stage wins)
Tour du Languedoc-Roussillon (Stage 5)
Volta ao Algarve (ITT) (Stage 4)
Profronde van Stiphout (post-Tour criterium)
2005 - Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
Tour de France (File:Jerseyoverall, 1 stage win, Team Time Trial)
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (points classification)
2009 - Astana Prop Cycling Team
Tour Down Under
Tour of California 7th place

Amateur cycling and triathlon years

1991 - Subaru-Montgomery / US National Team
National Amateur Road Race Champion
Settimana Bergamasca (overall and youth classifications)
Tour de Gastown criterium (Vancouver, BC)
Challenge of Champions Triathlon (Monterey, CA)
1990 - Subaru-Montgomery
National Sprint Triathlon Champion
Stonebridge Ranch Triathlon (McKinney, TX)
1989
National Sprint Triathlon Champion
Waco Triathlon (Waco, TX)
1988
Athens YMCA Triathlon (Athens, TX) (course record)
River Triathlon (Shreveport, LA) (course record)
1987
Hillcrest Tulsa Triathlon
1984
IronKids Triathlon National Champion


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