On July 25, 1999, Armstrong became the second American to win the Tour de France, the sport’s most prestigious race, and the first to win for an American team (three-time winner Greg LeMond had raced with European teams). Riding with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) team, Armstrong won the 3,630-km (2,256-mile), 22-day race by 7 minutes 37 seconds.
MIAMI – Seven-time winner Lance Armstrong will make a Tour de France comeback next year, his spokesman told Reuters on Monday. The 37-year-old rider announced in September he was coming out of retirement for the 2009 season. A cancer survivor, Armstrong won the Tour for a record seven consecutive years from 1999-2005.
The 1999 Tour started in the Loire Valley town of Le-Puy-de-Fou and went clockwise (Alps first) up to northeastern France and then a big transfer to begin the Alps on stage 9. After the Alps came the Massif Central, the Pyrenees and then the final time trial on the penultimate stage.
Nov 14, 2014 · Lance Armstrong replica bikes will be sold off by UK bike shop Ultimate Cycles. We take a look at the replicas and the real things. ... taking the 2011 Tour de France. ONCE (Giant) 1999-2000.
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