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Lance Armstrong

Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Male
Born Sep 18, 1971
Age 44
Hometown City of Plano
Religion Atheist
Height 5' 9¾" (17...
Weight 75000.0 lb (34019...
Nationality American
High School Plano East Senior...

Lance Edward Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist. Armstrong had won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times between 1999 and 2005, before being disqualified from those races and banned from cycling for life for doping offenses by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in 2012.… Read More

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News + Updates

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  • 16 Of The Longest Suspensions In Sports History
    Yahoo News - 11 days ago
  • Armstrong To Join Cyclists Honoring 5 Killed In Michigan
    Yahoo News - 12 days ago
  • Lance Armstrong Asking Judge To End Government Lawsuit
    Yahoo News - Apr 28, 2016
  • Russian Doping Official Planned Book Before Sudden Death
    Yahoo News - Feb 21, 2016

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lance Armstrong.

CHILDHOOD

1971 Birth Armstrong was born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971, at Methodist Hospital in Plano, Texas, north of Dallas to Linda Gayle (née Mooneyham), a secretary, and Eddie Charles Gunderson, a route manager for The Dallas Morning News. … Read More
1974 2 Years Old His mother later married Terry Keith Armstrong, a wholesale salesman, who adopted Lance in 1974. … Read More

TEENAGE

1987 15 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 1987–1988 Tri-Fed/Texas ("Tri-Fed" was the former name of USA Triathlon), Armstrong was ranked the number-one 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.
1989 17 Years Old 1 More Event
At age 16, Armstrong began competing as a triathlete and was a national sprint-course triathlon champion in 1989 and 1990. … Read More

TWENTIES

1992 - 1995 5 More Events
Armstrong's successes were much the same in 1996. … Read More
1997 - 1998 3 More Events
…  He previously won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005, but was stripped of those victories in 2012 after a protracted doping scandal.
2000 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, Ullrich and Pantani returned to challenge Armstrong. … Read More

THIRTIES

2002 - 2003 3 More Events
In 2004, Armstrong finished first, 6 minutes 19 seconds ahead of German Andreas Klöden. … Read More
In 2005, Armstrong was beaten by David Zabriskie in the Stage 1 time trial by two seconds, despite having passed Ullrich on the road. … Read More
2006 - 2007 3 More Events
In July 2008, Armstrong began dating Anna Hansen after meeting through Armstrong's charity work.
He had to retire from the 2009 Vuelta a Castilla y León during the first stage after crashing in a rider pileup in Baltanás, Spain, and breaking his collarbone. … Read More
RadioShack was named as the main sponsor for Armstrong's 2010 team, named Team RadioShack.
In October, he announced the end of his international career after the Tour Down Under in January 2011.

FORTIES

In June 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) accused Armstrong of doping and trafficking of drugs, based on blood samples from 2009 and 2010, and testimonies from witnesses including former teammates. … Read More
…  In a 2013 interview, Armstrong confessed that some of the allegations were true. … Read More
2014 42 Years Old In June 2014, US district judge Robert Wilkins denied Armstrong's request to dismiss the government lawsuit stating "The court denies without prejudice the defendants' motion to dismiss the government's action as time-barred"
2015 43 Years Old On 4 February 2015 the arbitration panel decided 2-1 in SCA's favor and ordered Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp to pay SCA $10 million. … Read More
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