Lance Armstrong is an American cyclist who was the only rider to win seven Tour de France titles despite later being stripped of his titles after an investigation revealed that he was the key figure in a wide-ranging doping conspiracy while he was winning his events.
Armstrong entered the sporting world at a young age as both a cyclist and swimmer and by the time he was a teenager he was competing in triathlons and competitions.
Armstrong was recruited by the U.S. Cycling Federation prior to his completion of high school and won his first major title at the U.S. Amateur Championships.
After the 1996 Tour de France Armstrong fell ill and was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which by time of diagnosis had spread to his lungs and brain. Months of treatments followed before he could attempt a sporting comeback.
In April 2010 Floyd Landis sent an email to a USA cycling official admitting that he and other former teammates, most notably Armstrong, were guilty of doping. This was proven to be true, Armstrong admitted that he was used performance-enhancing drugs and was stripped of all of his titles.
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