Profile: Lance Armstrong

American star Arnold Schwarzenegger, cen
American star Arnold Schwarzenegger, cen
American star Arnold Schwarzenegger, center, poses with US Postal Service team, from left, Floyd Landis of San Diego, Ca, Viatcheslav Ekimov of Russia, team leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, Pavel Padrnos of Czech Republic, George Hincapie of Greenville, SC, and Victor Hugo Pena of Colombia, foreground inside the team bus prior to the 11th stage of the Tour de France cycling race, Thursday, July 17, 2003, between Narbonne and Toulouse, southwestern France. Schwarzenegger is visiting the Tour de France and is to watch the whole stage before attending in Toulouse in the evening the French premiere of "Terminator 3", the latest movie he stars in. Man in background is unidentified. AFP PHOTO JORG MUELLERr/USP/POOL) (Photo credit should read JOERG MUELLER/AFP/Getty Images)
(from R) US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/U
(from R) US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/U
(from R) US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) followed by German Jan Ullrich (Bianchi/Ger) and Kazakhstan's Alexandre Vinokourov (Telekom/Ger) rides during the 13th stage of the 90th Tour de France cycling race between Toulouse and Ax-3 Domaines, 19 July 2003. AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) (R) a
US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) (R) a
CAMBRAI, France: US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) (R) and his teammate George Hincapie hold their hands as they arrive and win the team time trial in the fourth stage of the 91st Tour de France cycling race between Cambrai and Arras, 07 July 2004. AFP PHOTO SEBASTIEN BERDA (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BERDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Tour de France Stage 17
Tour de France Stage 17
LE GRAND BORNAND, FRANCE - JULY 22: Lance Armstrong of the USA and riding for US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor celebrates as he wins stage 17 of the Tour de France on July 22, 2004 from Bourg d'Oisans to le Grand Bornand, France. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
French Richard Virenque (Quick Step/Bel-
French Richard Virenque (Quick Step/Bel-
PARIS, France: French Richard Virenque (Quick Step/Bel-L) and US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) ride alongside during the 20th and last stage of the 91st Tour de France cycling race between Montereau-Fault-Yonne and the Champs-Elysees in Paris, 25 July 2004. AFP PHOTO PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)
Tour de France Stage 20
Tour de France Stage 20
PARIS, FRANCE- JULY 25: Lance Armstrong of the USA riding for the US Postal Service team presented by Berry Floor, celebrates on the podium after winning a sixth consecutive Yellow Jersey during Stage 20 of the Tour de France between Montereau and The Champs Elysees on July 25, 2004 in Paris, France.(Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images).
Tour de France Stage 21
Tour de France Stage 21
PARIS - JULY 24: (L-R) Ivan Basso of Italy from CSC Team , Lance Armstrong of the USA riding for the Discovery Channel and Jan Ullrich of Germany from The T-Mobile Team on the podium after The Tour de France Stage 21 between Montereau and The Champs Elysees on July 24, 2005 in Paris, France. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Tour de France Stage 21
Tour de France Stage 21
PARIS - JULY 24: Lance Armstrong of the USA, riding for the Discovery Channel, acknowledges the crowd from the podium after winning a seventh consecutive Tour de France during Stage 21 of the Tour de France between Montereau and The Champs Elysees on July 24, 2005 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Team Astana Training Camp
Team Astana Training Camp
TENERIFE, SPAIN - DECEMBER 04: Lance Armstrong of the USA talks to the media during an Astana Team Training Camp press conference at the Hotel Las Madrigueras on December 4, 2008 in Playa de las Americas, Tenerife. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
2009 Tour Down Under - Stage Three
2009 Tour Down Under - Stage Three
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22: Lance Armstrong of the U.S., riding for Team Astana, is interviewed before the start of stage three of the 2009 Tour Down Under on January 22, 2009 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour de France 2009 Stage one - Individual Time Trial
Tour de France 2009 Stage one - Individual Time Trial
MONACO - JULY 04: Seven-times winner Lance Armstrong of USA and team Astana in action during the first time trail of the 2009 Tour de France on July 4, 2009 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Tour de France 2009 Stage Fifteen
Tour de France 2009 Stage Fifteen
VERBIER, SWITZERLAND - JULY 19: Lance Armstrong of USA and team Astana crosses the finishline at the end of stage 15 of the 2009 Tour de France from Pontarlier to Verbier on July 19, 2009 in Verbier, Switzerland. Armstrong stands second in the overall standings after stage 15 with 1 minute and 37 seconds behind his teammate, new race leader Alberto Contador of Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
Tour de France 2009 Stage Eighteen - Individual Time Trial
Tour de France 2009 Stage Eighteen - Individual Time Trial
ANNECY, FRANCE - JULY 23: Lance Armstrong of the USA and Astana in action on stage 18 of the 2009 Tour de France, a 40km Time Trial around Lake Annecy, on July 23, 2009 in Annecy, France. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Tour of California Preview
Tour of California Preview
SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 15: Lance Armstrong of the USA and riding for Team Radio Shack looks on as he pepares for a training ride in preparation for the 2010 Tour of California on May 15, 2010 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Le Tour 2010 - Stage Nine
Le Tour 2010 - Stage Nine
JEAN DE MAURIENNE, FRANCE - JULY 13: Lance Armstrong of team RadioShack crosses the finish following the end of stage nine of the Tour de France on July 13, 2010 in Jean De Maurienne, France. Armstrong is now in 31st place, ending any hope of winning another Tour. Cadel Evans lost significant time and the yellow jersey to Andy Schleck of team Saxo Bank after being unable to keep up with the lead group on the climbs. In the heart of the Alps, the route took riders on a 204km ride through mountainous terrain. Francaise des Jeux team rider Sandy Casar of France won the stage. The iconic bicycle race will include a total of 20 stages and will cover 3,642km before concluding in Paris on July 25. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Le Tour 2010 - Stage Thirteen
Le Tour 2010 - Stage Thirteen
RODEZ, FRANCE - JULY 17: Lance Armstrong of the USA and Team Radioshack signs on at the start of stage thirteen of the 2010 Tour de France from Rodez to Revel on July 17, 2010 in Revel, France. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Le Tour 2010 - Stage Twenty
Le Tour 2010 - Stage Twenty
PARIS - JULY 25: Lance Armstrong of team Radioshack waves to fans after the twentieth and final stage of Le Tour de France 2010, from Longjumeau to the Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 25, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Clinton Global Initiative Brings Business And World Leaders Together
Clinton Global Initiative Brings Business And World Leaders Together
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 22: Lance Armstrong, cyclist and founder and chairman of LIVESTRONG, looks on during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) September 22, 2010 in New York City. The sixth annual meeting of the CGI gathers prominent individuals in politics, business, science, academics, religion and entertainment to discuss global issues such as climate change and the reconstruction of Haiti. The event, founded by former U.S. President Bill Clinton after he left office, is held the same week as the General Assembly at the United Nations, when most world leaders are in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance A
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance A
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong attends a press conference in Los Angeles on February 28, 2011 to annunce he will serve as co-chair for the campaign seeking to raise more than 600 million USD annually for cancer research in California. Armstrong announced his retirement from professional cycling at the age of 39 on February 16. AFP PHOTO/Gabriel BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
DUPONT ARMSTRONG
DUPONT ARMSTRONG
5 MAY 1995: LANCE ARMSTRONG OF TEAM MOTOROLA WINS THE NINTH STAGE UP BEECH MOUNTAIN OF THE 1995 TOUR DUPONT IN BEECH MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA. ARMSTRONG STILL RETAINS HIS FOOD LION YELLOW JERSEY AS THE OVERALL RACE LEADER. Mandatory Credit: PascalRond
DUPONT ARMSTRONG
DUPONT ARMSTRONG
10 MAY 1994: LANCE ARMSTRONG, USA, OF MOTOROLA AND OVERALL LEADER VIATCHESLAV EKIMOV STAY WHEEL TO WHEEL DURING STAGE 6 OF THE TOUR DUPONT IN BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell/ALLSPORT
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong
30 Sep 2000: Lance Armstrong of the USA celebrates bronze in the Mens Road Cycling Individual Time Trial at Moore Park on day 15 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell /Allsport
Lance Armstrong Nike Commercial
Lance Armstrong Nike Commercial
396154 03: ***EXCLUSIVE*** American cyclist Lance Armstrong prepares to ride his Trek bike while filming a Nike/United Kingdom commercial October 19, 2001 at Balcarra Park in Balcarra, B.C. Armstrong is filming the commercial with a group of local cyclists and most of the commercial takes place with him riding off road through mountainous trails eluding the other cyclists. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
Armstrong interviewed by Andreu
Armstrong interviewed by Andreu
LUXEMBOURG - JULY 7: Lance Armstrong of the USA and US Postal Service Team is swarmed by media and interveiwed by ex-teammate Frankie Andreu before stage one of the 2002 Tour De France on July 7th, 2002 from Luxembourg to Luxembourg. (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong
13 Jul 1999: Lance Armstrong of the USA and Team USP cheered on by a patriotic fan during Stage 9 of the Tour de France between Le Grand-Bornand and Sestrieres. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
Alex Zulle of Switerland, Lance Armstrong of the USA and Fernando Escartin Spain
Alex Zulle of Switerland, Lance Armstrong of the USA and Fernando Escartin Spain
25 Jul 1999: (Left-Right) Alex Zulle of Switerland, Lance Armstrong of the USA and Fernando Escartin Spain after stage 20 of the 1999 Tour de France betweenArpajon and Paris, France. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
TOUR DE FRANCE
TOUR DE FRANCE
7 JULY 1994: GREG LEMOND OF TEAM GAN CHATS WITH LANCE ARMSTRONG OF TEAM MOTOROLA TODAY DURING THE FIFTH STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE IN PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND. ARMSTRONG REMAINS IN FIFTH PLACE OVERALL, 26 SECONDS BEHIND LEADER FLAVIO VANZELLA OF ITALY. Mandatory Credit: Pascal Rondeau/ALLSPORT
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong
11 Oct 1998: Lance Armstrong of the USA in action during the mens elite road race during the World Road Cycling Championships between Valkenburg and Maastricht in Belgium. Mandatory Credit: Graham Chadwick /Allsport
Tour de France
Tour de France
14 Jul 1997: George Hincapie and Lance Armstrong of the United States look on during Stage Nine of the Tour de France between Pau and Loudenvielle, France. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell /Allsport
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong
15 Jul 2000: Lance Armstrong of the U.S. Postal Service Team wears the Yellow Jersey of the Leader while riding during Stage 14, Draguignan to Briancon, France of the Tour de France.Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell /Allsport
TOUR DE FRANCE
TOUR DE FRANCE
9 JUL 1994: SEAN YATES OF GREAT BRITAIN, IN THE LEADERS YELLOW JERSEY, LEADS WORLD CHAMPION AND TEAMMATE LANCE ARMSTRONG OF THE USA TODAY DURING STAGE SEVEN OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE FROM RENNES TO FUTUROSCOPE . Mandatory Credit: Pascal Rondeau/ALLSPORT
Stage 6
Stage 6
5 Jul 1996: Lance Armstrong of America retires early into the stage during stage six of the Tour De France,207kms from Arc-Et-Senans to Aix-Les-Bains. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK/ALLSPORT
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong
May 1993: Lance Armstrong of the United States climbs Beech Mountain during the Tour Dupont. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell /Allsport
US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) rides
US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) rides
US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) rides alongside with his teammate US Floyd Landis during a rest day of the 90th Tour de France cycling race, 16 July 2003 around Montpellier. AFP PHOTO PAOLO COCCO (Photo credit should read PAOLO COCCO/AFP/Getty Images)
(from L)US George Hincapie (US Postal/US
(from L)US George Hincapie (US Postal/US
(from L)US George Hincapie (US Postal/USA), US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) and German Jan Ullrich (Bianchi/Ger) rides aside during the eighth stage of the 90th Tour de France cycling race between Sallanches and l'Alpe d'Huez, 13 July 2003. AFP PHOTO FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
US Lance Armstrong (R) (US Postal/USA) j
US Lance Armstrong (R) (US Postal/USA) j
US Lance Armstrong (R) (US Postal/USA) jokes with his sports director Johann Bruyneel during the traditional medical check-up before the start of the 90th Tour de France, 03 July 2003 at the Parc des expositions in Paris. The French cycling race will start 05 July in Paris. AFP PHOTO FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Lance Armstrong 17 year old professional triathlete
Lance Armstrong 17 year old professional triathlete
MAY 1988: 17-year old Lance Armstrong competes in the Jeep Triathlon Grand Prix in May 1988 as a professional triathlete. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Lance Armstrong Sits And Looks Out The Window From His Home In Austin Texas
Lance Armstrong Sits And Looks Out The Window From His Home In Austin Texas
P 354644 006 May96 Usa Lance Armstrong Sits And Looks Out The Window From His Home In Austin, Texas. (Photo By Mike Powell/Getty Images)
FRA: 91st Tour de France: Stage 19
FRA: 91st Tour de France: Stage 19
BESANCON, FRANCE - JULY 24: Lance Armstrong of the USA and riding for US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor rides the individual time trial as he wins Stage 19 of the Tour de France and retained the yellow jersey on July 24, 2004 from Besancon to Besancon, France. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The 2002 Tour de France winner US Lance Armstrong
The 2002 Tour de France winner US Lance Armstrong
PARIS, FRANCE: The 2002 Tour de France winner US Lance Armstrong (L) rides with his sportive director, Belgian Johan Bruyneel as he makes an honour lap on the 'Champs Elysees' after the last stage of the 89th French cycling race in Paris 28 July 2002. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read POOL/AFP/Getty Images)
The 1999 Tour de France winner American Lance Arms
The 1999 Tour de France winner American Lance Arms
POITIERS, FRANCE - JUNE 29: The 1999 Tour de France winner American Lance Armstrong (L) of the US Postal team and teammate Frankie Andreu watch a 3-D movie at the 'Futuroscope' in Poitiers, central France, before the 87th Tour de France 29 June 2000. The French cycling race will start 01 July 2000. AFP PHOTO MANUEL VIMENET (Photo credit should read MANUEL VIMENET/AFP/Getty Images)
the leader of the Deutsche Telekom team German Jan
the leader of the Deutsche Telekom team German Jan
LUZ-ARDIDEN, FRANCE - JULY 22: the leader of the Deutsche Telekom team German Jan Ullrich (R) salutes the yellow jersey, leader of the US Postal team, US Lance Armstrong after crossing the finish line of the 14th stage of 88th Tour de France in Luz-Ardiden 22 July 2001. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
American cyclist Lance Armstrong undergoes the med
American cyclist Lance Armstrong undergoes the med
SAINT-BRIEUC, FRANCE - JUNE 30: American cyclist Lance Armstrong undergoes the medical check-up before the Tour de France in Saint Brieuc, western France, 30 June. The Tour de France will start with a sprint race on 01 July. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES) - Picture shows American riders
(FILES) - Picture shows American riders
Le Puy-du-fou, FRANCE: (FILES) - Picture shows American riders Lance Armstrong (R) and Jonathan Vaugherts of the US Postal team joking during the traditional medical check-up before the start of the 86th Tour de France in Le Puy-du-Fou, western France, 01 July 1999. Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong was proven to have taken an endurance-boosting hormone during his first Tour de France triumph in 1999, the French sporting daily L'Equipe said 23 August 2005. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANI (Photo credit should read PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images)
Criterium du Dauphine
Criterium du Dauphine
DIGNES LES BAINS - JUNE 9: American rider Tyler Hamilton (R) ahead of his countryman Lance Armstrong (L) raises up his hands in victory as he crosses the finish line 09 June 2000 to win the 5th leg in the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré cycling classic ran between Beaumes-de-Venise and Digne-les-Bains. Hamilton takes the lead at the overall standing. (Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)
Criterium du Dauphine
Criterium du Dauphine
BRIANCON - JUNE 10: Lance Armstrong of the United States in action, in front of his compatriot and team-mate Tyler Hamilton, wearing yellow jersey, duringthe sixth stage of the Dauphine classic race, 218 km between Digne-les-Bains and Briancon. (Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)
87th Tour De France
87th Tour De France
POITIERS - JULY 3: American's Tyler Hamilton (R) and Lance Armstrong ride together during the third stage of the 87th Tour de France between Loudun and Nantes, western France on July 3, 2000. (Photo by Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)
Oprah Interviews Lance Armstrong
Oprah Interviews Lance Armstrong
AUSTIN, TX - JANUARY 14: In this handout photo provided by the Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah Winfrey (R) speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career January 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Oprah Winfrey?s exclusive no-holds-barred interview with Lance Armstrong, "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive," has expanded to air as a two-night event on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The special episode of "Oprah?s Next Chapter" will air Thursday, January 17 from 9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT (as previously announced) and Friday, January 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide both nights on Oprah.com. (Photo by George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network via Getty Images)
(Photo by George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network via Getty Images)
Oprah Interviews Lance Armstrong
AUSTIN, TX - JANUARY 14: In this handout photo provided by the Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah Winfrey (not pictured) speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career January 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Oprah Winfrey?s exclusive no-holds-barred interview with Lance Armstrong, "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive," has expanded to air as a two-night event on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The special episode of "Oprah?s Next Chapter" will air Thursday, January 17 from 9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT (as previously announced) and Friday, January 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide both nights on Oprah.com. (Photo by George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network via Getty Images)
(Photo by George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network via Getty Images)
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