Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong
Personal information
Full name Lance Edward Armstrong
Nickname The Boss, Big Tex
Born September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18) (age 42)
Plano, Texas, U.S.
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-Rounder
Amateur team(s)
1990–1991
1991
Subaru-Montgomery
US National Team
Professional team(s)
1992–1996
1997
1998–2004
2005
2009
2010–2011
Motorola
Cofidis
US Postal
Discovery Channel
Astana
Team RadioShack
Major wins
Single-Day Races and Classics
World Cycling Champion (1993)
US National Cycling Champion (1993)
Clásica de San Sebastián (1995)
La Flèche Wallonne (1996)

Infobox last updated on
February 8, 2013

Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, USA) is an American bicycle rider. He was accused of using drugs which helped him in competition, and in 2012 the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) stripped him of all his titles from 1998 to 2006. He was also banned forever from cycling competitions in 2012.

Before his titles were taken back, he won the Tour de France seven times in a row, from 1999 to 2005.[1] He did this several years after having brain surgery and testicular surgery, and a long course of chemotherapy in 1996, to treat testicular cancer that spread to his brain and lungs.[2] He used to race for the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, but was only team leader during the Tour de France.

Armstrong retired from professional cycling in 2011.[1]

Teams and victories[change | edit source]

Major results[change | edit source]

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
Arc en ciel.png World Cycling Champion - UCI Road World Championships
 United States 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 (Jersey yellow.svgoverall, 4 stage wins)[1]
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 (Jersey yellow.svgoverall, 1 stage win)[1]
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 (Jersey yellow.svgoverall, 4 stage wins)[1]
Tour de Suisse (overall, 2 stage wins)
2002 - U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team
Tour de France (Jersey yellow.svgoverall, 4 stage wins)[1]
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 (Jersey yellow.svgoverall, 1 stage win, Team Time Trial)[1]
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (overall, Stage 3 ITT)
2004 - US Postal Service pro Cycling Team
Tour de France (Jersey yellow.svgoverall, 5 stage wins, Team Time Trial)[1]
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 (Jersey yellow.svgoverall, 1 stage win, Team Time Trial)[1]
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (points classification)
2009 - Astana Prop Cycling Team
Tour Down Under
Tour of California 7th place

Amateur cycling and triathlon years[change | edit source]

1991 - Subaru-Montgomery / US National Team
 United States 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
 United States National Sprint Triathlon Champion
Stonebridge Ranch Triathlon (McKinney, TX)
1989
 United States 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


References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Maese, Rick. "USADA strips Lance Armstrong’s titles, bans him from cycling," Washington Post (US). August 24, 2012; retrieved 2012-8-24.
  2. Lance Armstrong shares his struggle