His career was halted by testicular cancer, but Armstrong returned to win a record seven consecutive Tour de France races beginning in 1999.Stripped of those titles in 2012 due to evidence of performance-enhancing drug use, Armstrong in 2013 finally admitted to doping throughout his cycling career.He was in a relationship with Kate Hudson, and was even engaged to Sheryl Crow ... No word yet on a date and place for the big wedding. For a decade, Lance Armstrong was not only one of the world's most dominant athletes but also one of its most recognizable figures.Once counted amongst the most illustrious and influential athletes of the 21st century, he became the first American to win the Classico San Sebastian and was ranked as the No.1 cyclist in the world, in 1996.Stricken with a potentially fatal metastatic testicular cancer at the height of his career, he fought all odds to defeat the disease and emerged a survivor.
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Here's a look at what he and his old teammates have been up to: Armstrong races in the 2004 Tour.
After the 2005 race, he said: "To the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the skeptics: I'm sorry for you.
He accomplished much during his glorious career as a cyclist and retired from racing at the end of the 2005 Tour de France.
He returned to competitive cycling a few years later, finishing third in the 2009 Tour de France.