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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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  • IDA Documentary Awards to honor Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras

    IDA Documentary Awards to honor Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras
    The International Documentary Assn. will honor Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and Geralyn Dreyfous with IDA Documentary Awards at a ceremony in December, the organization announced Wednesday. The IDA will present its 2013 Career Achievement Award to Gibney,...
  • Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit

    One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports. They were unalike men who shared little except recent headlines. But there was, in that brief juxtaposition, an object lesson for...
  • What Kids Can Take From Lance Armstrong: Lessons In Cheating, Bullying, Redemption

    What Kids Can Take From Lance Armstrong: Lessons In Cheating, Bullying, Redemption
    My husband and I were trading words of disappointment and disgust after Lance Armstrong's recent admission to doping when our sports-loving 9-year-old said: "What are you two talking about?" I told him that a well-known bicyclist had taken performance...
  • Armstrong Severs Ties with Livestrong Foundation

    Armstrong Severs Ties with Livestrong Foundation
    Lance Armstrong has quit the board of his namesake foundation -- the latest fallout from allegations of doping that brought about the cycling icon's epic downfall. He chose to resign from the Lance Armstrong Foundation -- known by the name Livestrong --...
  • Vande Velde: I thought doping was the only way

    Vande Velde: I thought doping was the only way
    About six weeks ago, a few readers sent emails complaining because the Tribune had given no coverage to local cyclist Christian Vande Velde’s victory in the U.S. Pro Challenge stage race in Colorado. My response was to say we felt leery of writing...
  • Haugh video: Armstrong 'disappointed a lot of people'

    Haugh video: Armstrong 'disappointed a lot of people'
    Chicago Tribune sports columnist David Haugh comments on Lance Armstrong stepping down from Livestrong, as well as Nike's recent decision to drop their sponsorship.
  • Will Lance Armstrong Attempt Daunting Climb From Disgrace?

    Will Lance Armstrong Attempt Daunting Climb From Disgrace?
    Give disgraced bicyclist Lance Armstrong this much credit: Last week, when TV host Oprah Winfrey asked him, point-blank, "In all seven of your Tour de France victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope?" he answered, with a nod, "yes."...
  • France's big bike race has a place for the little guy

     France's big bike race has a place for the little guy
    In 2008, only eight years after taking up biking, Jim Long decided to do a bike trip in conjunction with the legendary Tour de France, a trip he saw as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. "It was so much fun," he remembered, "we decided it was a twice-in-...
  • Dan Turner dies at 49; Times editorial writer

    Dan Turner dies at 49; Times editorial writer
    Dan Turner, a Times editorial writer for nearly a decade who was known for his sharply witty observations on a broad range of subjects, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home. He was 49. The cause was pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed two years ago,...
  • The L words that define Lance Armstrong

    The L words that define Lance Armstrong
    Ten observations on the Lance Armstrong saga, which took on a new dimension once the Big O got involved and apparently got the defrocked 7-time Tour de France winner to tell the truth, or some of it, about his doping: 1.  It would be a lot easier to...
  • Doping issues killing track and field again

    Doping issues killing track and field again
    Hey, pro cycling: move over on that trash heap, so there is some room for track and field. Almost exactly a decade after the BALCO scandal all but destroyed track’s credibility, the sport is facing another legitimacy crisis. Sunday, leading U.S....
  • Taking in the beauty of Spain's Catalonia on a bike tour

    Taking in the beauty of Spain's Catalonia on a bike tour
    MONELLS, Spain — Almost every year since 1996, I have organized a week-long, early summer bicycle tour in a foreign country for a group of friends. So far we've biked in 10 countries from New Zealand to Italy, including three tours in France. I...