Lance Armstrong the Man Behind the Legend

Three years after the fight against cancer, Lance back. In the prologue of Tour 1999 grabs he likes the yellow Jersey. He must abandon him again until after the time trial in Metz, he wears the jersey to the Champs e Lysee.In 2009, he was accused of doping, in 2012, he was final and has already taken his tour titles. In 2013, he confessed to doping.

Lance

Born september 18, 1971, in Plano, Texas in the United States, America, which now has the nickname The Animal.His mother was only 17 when he was born.
In his early years was Lance wacky wild games and at high speed. He trained a lot of triathlons, he swam and cycled 10 km to 30 km per day. He competed on the roads around the town where he lived, through the mountains and desert, and often driven by motorists off the road. His young body was already full with the remaining scars herein.

A pro career

Lance wins several awards as an amateur, including the U.S. amateur champion in 1991 and the participation in the Youth World Championships and the Olympics. He becomes a professional cyclist after the 1992 games.
In 1993, he was a 21 year old world champion cyclist in Oslo.

The tour de France

In 1995, he started on his first tour and it was a big disappointment for him. Especially when his friend and teammate Fabio Casartelli crashed on a descent and died. The next step he ran to his friend and won it.
In 1996, he was forced to abandon the Tour after a few days with significant symptoms that something serious being.
During his Tour career he has 2 x, arguably the most beautiful stage tour, won the trip to Alpe d’Huez.This was in 2001 and 2004.

The sick Lance

Oct 2, 1996 came before him the heaviest blow of his life. At 17:15 took cancer specialist j. Dudley Youman Lance the results of all studies: testicular cancer with metastases in the abdomen, lungs and brain. There, he was given a 50% chance of surviving this.
He’s undergoing two surgeries, the left testicle is removed, as well as the tumor in his brain. There are still three months of chemotherapy and intensive medical supervision.
?? The first year was the hardest part, but once I had it behind the worst was behind us. I was also a 10% risk of recurrence. Even now it is still possible that the cancer will come back, but it dominated my life anymore. I have a little ambition, the will to win it back, but it is not as absolute as before. Winning is not the most important thing in my life, I just enjoy every day?? says Lance.

Comeback in the Tour

Three years after the fight against cancer, Lance back. In the prologue of Tour 1999 grabs he likes the yellow Jersey. He must abandon him again until after the time trial in Metz, he wears the jersey to the Champs e Lysee.
His first yellow Jersey, like his first tour victory. The next six years he would not renounce this victory shirt. Seven years in a row, he would be the winner of the Tour de France, thus breaking a record.

Team Lance

  • 1992-1996; Motorola
  • in 1997; Codifis le Crédit par phone
  • 1998-2002; The U.s. Postal Service
  • 2003-2004; U.s. Postal Service persented by Berry Floor
  • in 2005; Discovery Channel?? Berry Floor

Doping

The French sports newspaper L?? Equipe would traces of banned substances, there are six times as found in male urine, Lance Armstrong. Newspaper bases have this information on its own extensive investigation and said sufficient evidence.
Unfortunately, this looks like a conspiracy, because urinary tests are anonymous, with a code number which can be found on them. It is against all the rules and regulations that can link a accredited laboratory code numbers to names.
In May 2010 it was Floyd Landis who brought their own doping out and Lance also accused of doping.Exactly one year later, it was Hamilton who claimed that Lance was administering doping himself, and that he had been a bystander.
At the beginning of 2012 the investigation against Lance were closed. In June, he was formally indicted by the anti-doping agency USASA, based on evidence from his fellow athletes and on the basis of blood tests. After initially used a fast break, he decided in August to stop the counter-attack. On August 24 tour victories already fallen by USADA.
The International Olympic Committee took him in January 2013, bronze medal off, not be assigned to any other rider.
In January 2013, Armstrong gives an interview to Ophra Winfrey, as he was at the beginning of the interview alone with?? Yes?? and?? No?? can answer. He responds positively to the question of whether he has ever used prohibited substances, including EPO. He entered last time used to have in 2005 and not in 2009 and/or 2010.

Lance Armstrong Foundation

In december 1996, he founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The purpose of this organization is to fight against all forms of urological cancer and, through awareness, education and research. ?? I survived, but others are not as fortunate. There is a need for more research on the causes of the disease, the treatment must be improved and people should learn to recognize the signs that may indicate the urological cancer?? says Lance
Collect money happens primarily through various cycling events. The main event takes place each year in late may in Austin under the name?? Ride for the Roses? ‘. A whole weekend dedicated to the bike and collect money. There are bike rides off of 100, 50 and 25 miles, there is a Kids Fun ride?? ?? for the children. From cycling event can expect a lot of support. Eddy Merckx already came to Texas, came: Miguel Indurain, Sean Kelly and Greg LeMond cycling along.

Nike

Nike, a sponsor of Lance Armstrong, offered him a fee for his performance during the last few years in cycling. Lance immediately announced that he would have preferred that Nike would donate their Lance Armtrong Foundation. Nike thought it was a good idea and won $ 1 million, and came up with the idea of getting another $ 5,000,000 together. Nike continues volunteer yellow bracelets worth $ 1 to sell with the motto of Lance Armstrong “Livestrong”.
Lance is yellow, the color of hope, courage and inspiration, including the color of the leader’s Jersey in the Tour de France. Yellow bracelet to ensure that everyone can share these thoughts and especially the people who are living with cancer.
The whole rumors Armstrong doping would have used Nike Lance continued support. In October 2012 Nike broke the contract with Armstrong, it remained financially support Livestrong. On the same day, Armstrong explained his position as Chairman.

Lance Private

Lance once had a relationship with the Dutch Daniëlle Overgaag. On May 8, 1998, he married Kristin Richard, and with her he had three children; Luke David, Isabelle Rose and Grace Elizabeth. In 2003, he divorced her. Between 2004 and February 2006, he had a relationship with Sheryl Crow, the singer. Since 2008, he has with Anna Hansen. The couple has two children, Max and Olivia Marie

After his cycling career

On Sunday, 9 november, 2006 Lance run New York Marathon. He ran the marathon in 2:59:36 and was 825e by the 38 000 participants. With this course, he has more than $ 600,000-is raised for his Foundation.
Under Armstrong himself he ran this marathon to keep in shape and to grow old with a paunch, but according to his book on the subject to overcome the disease can see that he wants to win everything.

Lance Armstrong’s comeback

22 February 2009 he makes his comeback in the Tour of California, he will be the seventh. He will focus on the 2009 Tour de France and the Giro.
July 13, 2009 he announced to come up with its own cycling team. Ten days later, the name of its sponsor famous?? ?? Team Radioshack. He would not ride a bike at all for them, but the triathlon and running. In 2010 he was 23 in the Tour de France, and in February 2011, he ends up so completely out of nowhere with cycling. The judgment of his doping case he gets from the end of 2012 will no longer participate in triathlon competitions and other competitions in which he wants to participate.

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