Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson) is a former professional road racing cyclist. Armstrong had won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times between 1999 and 2005, before being disqualified from each of those races and banned from cycling for life for doping offenses by the United States Anti-doping agency (USADA) in 2012. He is a survivor of testicular cancer that spread to his brain and lungs and he is the founder of the Livestrong Foundation, originally called the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which provides support for cancer patients. Most fans and critics are aware of Armstrong's many accolades and controversies, but in order to truly understand Lance Armstrong, you must first understand where he came from. This unauthorized biography explores Armstrong's upbringing, his early years, and details his breakthrough into cycling all the way through the fallout of his big Oprah interview in 2013. From family to cycling to the future, all you need to know about Lance Armstrong is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of his life. Topics include: Family and personal life Early career Motorola: 1992-96 Cancer US Postal/Discovery: 1998-2005 Comeback Astana: 2009 Team RadioShack: 2010-11 Physical attributes Collaboration of sponsors History of doping allegations Working with Michele Ferrari L.A. Confidential: 2004 Tour de France urine tests: 2005 SCA Promotions case: 2005 Federal inquiry: 2010-2012 USADA Investigation: 2011-2012 The DOJ Did drugs give him cancer? Book Fraud? A Movie? Returning a medal The Oprah Interview Outside of cycling Business and investments
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Belmont & Belcourt Books
March 12, 2013
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