101 Facts About Lance Armstrong

1. Lance Armstrong was the face of the largest sports doping scandal in history.

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2. Lance Armstrong will certainly be remembered for being an outstanding athlete and four-time winner of the Tour de France, but he will touch more lives through the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Race for the Roses charity bike ride, which raise money for cancer research and assistance.

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3. Lance Armstrong won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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4. Lance Armstrong started his sporting career as a swimmer at the City of Plano Swim Club when he was 12 years old.

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5. Lance Armstrong is an American by nationality and he is of Norwegian, Irish, and Dutch ethnicity.

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6. Lance Armstrong was banned from cycling competitions for life by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in 2012.

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7. Lance Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist.

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8. Lance Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist who has won the Tour de France for seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005.

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9. Lance Armstrong entered half-Ironman distance races in Texas and St Croix (3rd) before breaking through with victories at Ironman 70.3 Florida and Ironman 70.3 Hawaii.

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10. Lance Armstrong finished with a time of 3:50:55, second overall to Bevan Docherty.

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11. Lance Armstrong made his return to long distance triathlon in the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Panama race, on February 12, 2012.

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12. Lance Armstrong helped raise $600,000 for his LiveStrong campaign during the run.

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13. Lance Armstrong said the race was extremely difficult compared to the Tour de France.

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14. Lance Armstrong assembled a pace team of Alberto Salazar, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Hicham El Guerrouj to help him reach 3 hours.

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15. Lance Armstrong addressed the riders the Friday evening before the two-day ride and helped the ride raise millions for cancer research.

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16. Lance Armstrong was the pace car driver of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 for the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

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17. In July 2008, Lance Armstrong began dating Anna Hansen after meeting through Armstrong's charity work.

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18. Lance Armstrong said she would have known if Armstrong had saddle sores as she would have administered any treatment for it.

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19. Lance Armstrong was a key rider in helping Team RadioShack win the team competition, beating Caisse d'Epargne by 9 minutes, 15 seconds.

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20. Lance Armstrong finished his last tour in 23rd place, 39 minutes 20 seconds behind former winner Alberto Contador.

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21. Lance Armstrong rallied for the brutal Pyreneean stage 16, working as a key player in a successful break that included teammate Chris Horner.

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22. Lance Armstrong showed fine shape after recovering from the Tour of California crash, placing second in the Tour of Switzerland and third in the Tour of Luxembourg.

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23. Lance Armstrong made his European season debut at the 2010 Vuelta a Murcia finishing in seventh place overall.

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24. Lance Armstrong had to retire from the 2009 Vuelta a Castilla y Leon during the first stage after crashing in a rider pileup in Baltanas, Spain, and breaking his collarbone.

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25. Lance Armstrong became the first biker since Gino Bartali in 1948 to win three consecutive mountain stages; 15, 16, and 17.

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26. Lance Armstrong beat the second place rider, Alex Zulle, by 7 minutes 37 seconds.

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27. Lance Armstrong became the first American to win the La Fleche Wallonne and again won the Tour DuPont.

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28. Lance Armstrong was 97th in the general classification when he retired after stage 12.

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29. Lance Armstrong stopped swimming-only races after seeing a poster for a junior triathlon, called the Iron Kids Triathlon, which he won at age 13.

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30. Lance Armstrong declined to testify about the full extent of his use of the drugs.

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31. Lance Armstrong had surgery and several more doses of chemotherapy and was cancer-free by February 1997.

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32. Lance Armstrong had one of his testicles removed and started massive chemotherapy.

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33. Lance Armstrong competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, where he placed 14th in the road race.

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34. Lance Armstrong got his first bicycle when he was seven and started riding every day.

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35. Lance Armstrong was born September 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas.

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36. Lance Armstrong was good friends with Robin Williams back in the day.

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37. Lance Armstrong let everyone know he was serious when he won the Iron Kids Triathlon at just 13 years old.

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38. Lance Armstrong is not just a party animal and father with incredible cycling ability.

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39. Lance Armstrong was previously engaged to Sheryl Crow and dated actress Kate Hudson.

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40. In 2013, Lance Armstrong admitted using drugs throughout much of his cycling career.

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41. Lance Armstrong shares photos of his kids every now and then on social media.

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42. Lance Armstrong posted a sweet message to his girlfriend on Instagram as a way of celebrating the day and letting Hansen know just how special she is to him.

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43. Lance Armstrong chose not to contest the charges, citing the potential toll on his family.

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44. In 1999 Lance Armstrong was the surprise winner of the grueling Tour de France, which winds through the Alps.

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45. On July 25, 1999, Lance Armstrong became the second American to win the Tour de France, the sport's most prestigious race, and the first to win for an American team.

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46. Lance Armstrong is an American former bicycle rider.

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47. Lance Armstrong is the 1993 professional world champion, and won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005.

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48. Lance Armstrong launched Livestrong in 1997 and still has supporters within the organization.

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49. Lance Armstrong confessed of drug use in an interview last month with Oprah Winfrey.

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50. Lance Armstrong was the subject of a two-year federal grand jury investigation that the Justice Department dropped a year ago without an indictment.

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51. Lance Armstrong offered to be a cooperating witness in a federal investigation, Pelley reported.

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52. Lance Armstrong was the target of very pointed allegations in the French press regarding blood doping with the hormone erythropoietin (EPO), but he never failed a drug test of any sort that year (or at any time during his career).

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53. Lance Armstrong added training sessions in both the Rocky Mountains and European Alps to make him more proficient at the climbing portions of multi-stage races.

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54. Lance Armstrong is the most celebrated cyclist in American sports history.

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55. Lance Armstrong set his sights on the Tour de France, and signed with a new team sponsored by the United States Postal Service.

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56. In 1996 Lance Armstrong won the Fleche Wallone in Belgium and defended his title at the San Sebastian Classic.

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57. In 1995 Lance Armstrong won the Tour du Pont and Spain's San Sebastian Classic, in the process becoming the first American to win a World Cup road race.

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58. Lance Armstrong is a devoted family man who has three children with his former wife, Kristin, to whom he was married five years.

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59. Lance Armstrong is certainly one of the most famous athletes in the world.

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60. On July 24, 2005, Lance Armstrong conquered the 23-day race for the seventh year in a row, finishing 4 minutes and 40 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.

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61. Lance Armstrong was happy with this win, but pushed himself for more.

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62. Lance Armstrong was fortunate to sign with the US Postal Service cycling team, but his salary dropped from $600,000 to $200,000 per year.

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63. Lance Armstrong went on to have an impressive year in 1993.

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64. In 1987, when he was sixteen, Lance Armstrong turned professional in the triathlon.

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65. Lance Armstrong was born on September 18, 1971, in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

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66. Lance Armstrong is one of the most celebrated athletes in the world, making history in 2005 by winning the prestigious Tour de France bicycle race for the seventh consecutive year.

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67. Lance Armstrong placed 14th in his first race back, Spain's Ruta del Sol, a remarkable finish considering he had just beaten cancer.

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68. Lance Armstrong finished his first Tour de France, in 1995, a humbled man.

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69. Lance Armstrong finally proved himself in the Tour DuPont in 1995 by finishing in first place.

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70. Lance Armstrong trained in the Rocky Mountains and European Alps to make him more proficient at the climbing portions of multi-stage races.

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71. Lance Armstrong was becoming proficient in daylong events, and had placed second in the eleven-day Tour DuPont.

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72. In 1992, Lance Armstrong won his first two major races, the First Union Grand Prix in Atlanta and Thrift Drug Classic in Pittsburgh.

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73. Lance Armstrong went full force, and pulled far ahead of the peloton.

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74. In 1987, at age fifteen, Lance Armstrong entered his first non-junior triathlon, the President's Triathlon.

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75. Lance Armstrong won his second Tour DuPont and had several career victories.

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76. Lance Armstrong had a good year in 1993, winning ten titles.

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77. Lance Armstrong was given a VO2 Max test to measure the amount of oxygen his lungs consumed during exercise.

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78. Lance Armstrong was born in Plano, Texas, on September 18, 1971.

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79. Lance Armstrong faced accusations of doping as early as the 1999 Tour de France.

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80. Lance Armstrong ended his career due to the lifetime ban based on the World Anti-Doping Agency code.

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81. Lance Armstrong has another retirement in 2011 after he competed with UCI ProTeam.

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82. Lance Armstrong debuted his cycling career with Motorola team in 1992.

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83. Lance Armstrong was a triathlete in the beginning of his career.

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84. Lance Armstrong was involved in a doping scandal, which made him strip down his victories of Tour de France in 2012.

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85. Lance Armstrong takes several records during his career as a cyclist.

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86. Lance Armstrong married Kristin Richard, a public relations executive he met through his cancer foundation, in 1998.

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87. On September 9, 2008, Lance Armstrong announced that he planned to return to competition and the Tour de France in 2009.

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88. Lance Armstrong was back in top form to claim his record-breaking sixth Tour win in 2004.

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89. In 1991, Lance Armstrong competed in his first Tour DuPont, a long and difficult 12-stage race, covering 1,085 miles over 11 days.

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90. Lance Armstrong says an early investment in Uber has "saved" his family after paying out $111m in legal fees and settlements.

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91. Lance Armstrong has battled many lawsuits after his doping admission on Oprah and the Uber investment was key for his family.

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92. Lance Armstrong said in the interview he was not aware that he was investing in Uber, which at the time was worth $3.7 million, when he gave money to venture capitalist Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital.

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93. Lance Armstrong was stripped of his Tour De France titles but told Today that if he could go back and compete he would, and he would be successful without the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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94. Lance Armstrong was an early investor in Uber after dropping in $100,000 in a venture capital firm around 2009, which then invested the bulk of those funds into the ride-hailing company, according to CNBC.

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95. Lance Armstrong was an early investor in Uber after dropping in $100,000 in a venture capital.

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96. Lance Armstrong told CNBC on Thursday that his investment in the ride-hailing company Uber saved his family.

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97. Lance Armstrong says his investment in Uber 'saved our family'.

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98. Lance Armstrong discussed his post-scandal finances during an interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin for CNBC, revealing that he stands to make a lot of money from an investment in Uber.

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99. Lance Armstrong is determined to move forward with his life after the scandal.

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100. Lance Armstrong enjoys spending time with his fiancee, Anna Hansen, with whom he has two children, as well as being a dad to his three children from his first marriage.

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101. Lance Armstrong says last six years have 'really sucked' while dealing with doping fallout.

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