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Lance Armstrong

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is an American former professional road racing cyclist who is best known for winning the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times, after having survived testicular cancer. He is also the founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer research and support. He last rode for (and helped found) UCI ProTeam Team RadioShack. In October 1996 he was diagnosed as having testicular cancer, with a tumor that had metastasized to his brain and lungs. His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and extensive chemotherapy, and his prognosis was originally poor. He went on to win the Tour de France each year from 1999 to 2005, and is the only person to win seven times, having broken the previous record of five wins, shared by Miguel Indurain, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx, and Jacques Anquetil. In 1999, he was named the ABC Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year. In 2000 he won the Prince of Asturias Award in Sports. In 2002, Sports Illustrated magazine named him Sportsman of the Year. He was also named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for the years 2002–2005. He received ESPN's ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, and won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award in 2003. Armstrong announced his retirement from racing on July 24, 2005, at the end of the 2005 Tour de France, but returned to competitive cycling in January 2009, and finished third in the 2009 Tour de France. He confirmed he had retired from competitive cycling for good on February 16, 2011. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lance Armstrong, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 18, 1971 In Dallas, Texas, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Lance 2020-01-27
Known For
Poster of DeTour de France
Poster of You, Me and Dupree
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Poster of The Simpsons
Series Lance himself 2020-01-27
Movie Lance Self 2020-01-27
Movie Tour de Pharmacy Himself 2017-07-08
Series StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson Self 2015-04-20
Series Mr. Robot Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2015-05-27
Movie Trojan War Himself 2015-10-13
Movie Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story Himself 2014-05-27
Movie The Tour - The Legend of the Race Himself 2013-06-24
Movie The Armstrong Lie Himself 2013-09-08
Movie Cycling's Greatest Fraud Unknown 2013-08-03
Movie Race Across the Sky: The Leadville Trail 100 Himself 2009-04-15
Movie A Ride With George Hincapie Himself 2009-12-31
Movie You, Me and Dupree Self 2006-07-14
Movie DeTour de France Himself 2006-08-06
Movie Lance Armstrong - 7 In A Row Himself 2005-11-28
Movie DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Himself 2004-06-18
Movie The Tour Baby Himself 2004-09-15
Movie Road to Paris Himself 2001-07-01
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Saturday Night Live Himself - Host 1975-10-11