Lance Armstrong, in the Yellow Jersey, nearing the top of the Col de Soulor, the last peak of the last really serious climbing day [16th stage] of the 2005 Tour de France. Yet again, no contender can break Armstrong’s steely grip on his seventh Tour.
Lance Armstrong, (born September 18, 1971, Plano, Texas, U.S.), American cyclist, who was the only rider to win seven Tour de France titles (1999–2005) but who was later stripped of all his titles after an investigation revealed that he was the key figure in a wide-ranging doping conspiracy while he compiled his Tour victories.
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.