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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong, born Sept. 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, is a champion professional cyclist, who has won the Tour De France seven times (every year between 1999 and 2005) in his career. Armstrong is also notable for overcoming testicular cancer and has a charitable foundation, which is well-known for its yellow Livestrong bracelets. Armstrong also won the UCI Road World Championships and United States National Road Race Championships in 1993. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
Lance Armstrong, born Sept. 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, is a champion professional cyclist, who has won the Tour De France seven times (every year between 1999 and 2005) in his career. Armstrong is also notable for overcoming testicular cancer and has a charitable foundation, which is well-known for its yellow Livestrong bracelets. Armstrong also won the UCI Road World Championships and United States National Road Race Championships in 1993. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte confirmed by Senate for federal judgeship

    U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte confirmed by Senate for federal judgeship
    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed the nomination of Andre Birotte Jr., U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, to serve as a district court judge in Los Angeles. President Obama nominated Birotte, who has served as the L.A....
  • Context means Nibali gets an easy ride on doping

    CARCASSONNE France (Reuters) - On the first rest day of the Tour de France, Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford wondered why Vincenzo Nibali was being let off the hook over cycling's doping problem after last year's champion Chris Froome was grilled multiple...
  • Nibali defends choice to work with dope-tainted Vinokourov

    PARIS - Thirteen years ago, Vincenzo Nibali packed his bags and left his home in Sicily to start the journey that led him to a triumphant ride on the Champs Elysees on Sunday as Tour de France champion. The 29-year-old Italian, as soft-spoken in life as...
  • Lance Armstrong cooperates with anti-doping investigators

    Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has met with investigators who are scrutinizing a widespread history of doping in his sport, an attorney said. There had been lingering questions about whether Armstrong would cooperate wtih an independent panel created...
  • Judge rejects Lance Amstrong's motion to dismiss government lawsuit

    The U.S. government can continue to pursue its lawsuit against Lance Armstrong after a federal judge rejected the disgraced cyclist's motion to have the case dismissed. The government is suing Armstrong to recover some of the approximately $42 million ...
  • Greatest sporting humiliations

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Hosts Brazil suffered their worst World Cup defeat ever when they were crushed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. It was Brazil's first home defeat in a competitive match since 1975 and one of the most...
  • Lance Armstrong says he is bored, agitated without competitive cycling

    Banned from all competition, Lance Armstrong says he often feels bored and agitated, and that he sometimes receives money from extremely wealthy people who pay to race him. Armstrong talks about life without competitive cycling in the August issue of...
  • American Van Garderen emerges from Evans's shadow

    LEEDS England (Reuters) - There will be no hiding place for young American rider Tejay van Garderen when the Tour de France begins in Leeds on Saturday. The 25-year-old will lead the BMC team in the absence of 2011 winner Cadel Evans as they look to...
  • Cycling officials vow to fight doping at Tour de France

    Cycling officials vow to fight doping at Tour de France
    International cycling officials will team with a French anti-doping agency to test for cheaters at the upcoming Tour de France. The work will begin with every rider being checked before the start of the famed race on Saturday. "This partnership...
  • Lance Armstrong must face U.S. doping lawsuit, judge rules

    Lance Armstrong must face U.S. doping lawsuit, judge rules
    A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Lance Armstrong's bid to dismiss a federal whistleblower lawsuit claiming that he and his former cycling team, which had been sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service, had defrauded the government through a scheme to use...
  • Cheating their way to the top

    A lot of people seemed surprised by last week's World Cup biting episode. They obviously don't know soccer's long and proud tradition skullduggery. Here are 10 prime examples: 1. Hand of God — Diego Maradona admitted he was too short to outjump the...