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Lance Armstrong: Cycling legend


Seven-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong formally announced his retirement from cycling on Wednesday. The 39-year-old athlete from Texas had initially retired from cycling in 2005, but returned in 2009 to finish third in the Tour his first year back. This time, Armstrong says his retirement is final.

  • “Today, I am announcing my retirement from professional cycling in order to devote myself full-time to my family, to the fight against cancer and to leading the foundation I established before I won my first Tour de France,” he said in a statement.

Take a look back at the storied career of this seven-time Tour de France winner.

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