Lance Armstrong (born 1971-09-18) is a road racing cyclist from United States and was active between 1989 and 2011. His best results are 1st place in World Championships - Road Race, 2x GC Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré and 2x GC Tour DuPont.
Armstrong won his first Tour de France title in 1999, and it would be the start of a dominant stretch for him in the iconic cycling race. He will also win the event for each of the next six years, giving him seven consecutive championships in France from 1999 to 2005.
In late August 2005, one month after Lance Armstrong's seventh consecutive Tour victory, the French sports newspaper L'Équipe claimed evidence that Armstrong had used EPO in the 1999 Tour de France. The claim was based on urine samples archived by the French National Laboratory for Doping Detection ( LNDD ) for research.
It has no overall winner—although American cyclist Lance Armstrong originally won the event, the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced in August 2012 that they had disqualified Armstrong from all his results since 1998, including his seven Tour de France wins from 1999 –2005; the Union Cycliste Internationale has confirmed this verdict.Dates: 2–24 July