On October 22, , Lance Armstrong is formally stripped of the seven Tour de France titles he won from to and banned for life from competitive cycling after being charged with systematically using illicit performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions as well as demanding that some of his Tour teammates dope in order to help him win races. Born in Texas in , Armstrong became a professional cyclist in and by was the number-one ranked rider in the world. However, in October he was diagnosed with Stage 3 testicular cancer, which had spread to his lungs, brain and abdomen. After undergoing surgery and chemotherapy, Armstrong resumed training in early and in October of that year joined the U. Postal Service cycling team.
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Lance Armstrong is on the cover of Details this month and in the article he reveals the nicknames he and Matthew have for each other, those gay rumors and that Jake will NOT play him in the movie about his life. Wait, what?! So maybe Matt Damon is still in the running to play Lance! TMZ sums it up as :. They might not be gay lovers, but Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey certainly do have cutely butch names for one another.
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One-day races and Classics. He was known for winning the Tour de France seven consecutive times, from to , the most in the event's history, after recovering from testicular cancer. Armstrong's reputation was tarnished by a doping scandal and he was stripped of all of his achievements from August onward, including his Tour de France titles.
Armstrong also explained how years of introspection changed how he views what will be a lifelong commitment to handling the impact of his drug use and lying. Armstrong says now it was the wrong decision to take performance-enhancing drugs, but at the time it was necessary to make it in professional cycling in Europe. Doping was spreading if not pervasive when he arrived in the early s. Not just fists. Or do you walk to the gun store?