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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
American athlete who became the second American ever to win the Tour de France on 7/25/1999, pedaling 2,287 miles to victory.  His feat is particularly impressive as he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in diagnosed with cancer of testicles, abdomen, lungs and brain 10/02/1996 and started chemo give days later but with little hope of surviving.  The disease was well advanced and had already spread to his lungs, abdomen and brain.  Doctors gave him a 40% chance of recovery - and no chance of returning to his sport.
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American former pro road racing cyclist, who won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005, but was stripped of those victories in 2012 after a protracted doping scandal.
  
Armstrong endured four rounds of chemotherapy, an operation to remove two lesions on his brain and another to remove one testicle 10/03/1996 at St. David's Hospital, Austin TX. By early 1997 the cancer was gone, a victory for modern medicine and a triumph of Texas will.   
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He became the second American ever to win the Tour de France (on 25 July 1999), pedalling 2,287 miles to victory.  His feat is particularly impressive as he was diagnosed with testicular cancer on 2 October 1996 and started chemotherapy days later but with little hope of surviving.  The disease was well advanced and had already spread to his lungs, abdomen and brain.  Doctors gave him a 40% chance of recovery - and no chance of returning to his sport. Armstrong endured four rounds of chemotherapy, an operation to remove two lesions on his brain and another to remove one testicle on 3 October 1996 at St. David's Hospital, Austin, Texas. In February 1997, he was declared cancer-free, a victory for modern medicine and a triumph of Texas will.   
  
Lance was an uncanny athlete even as a boy growing up in suburban Plano, TX.  He excelled at triathlons and took a U.S. amateur cycling title before becoming World cycling champion in 1993.  In strong good health in 1996, he did not see a doctor until he was spitting blood and the cancer had already spread.  He attacked the illness as he had every challenge, by learning all he could and using all his recourses.  He also started a charity foundation dedicated to cancer awareness.
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Armstrong was an uncanny athlete even as a boy growing up in suburban Plano, Texas.  He excelled at triathlons and took a U.S. amateur cycling title before becoming World cycling champion in 1993.   
  
Lance, 27, finished the grueling cross-country trek more than seven minutes ahead of 180 athletes, including his nearest competitor, three-time champ Greg LeMond, to capture cycling's equivalent of the Super Bowl.
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His first child with wife Kirstin was conceived with sperm put into a bank prior to his starting chemo.  On 12 October 1999, their son Luke David arrived a healthy two weeks early. In the fall of 1999, Armstrong was contracted to endorse "Wheaties" cereals by appearing on the cover. He donated the $25,000 endorsement fee to the "Lance Armstrong Foundation" for cancer research. His book, "It's Not About the Bike," was published in June 2000 by Putnam Books.
  
His wife Kristen was seven months pregnant with their first child, conceived with sperm that Lance put into a bank prior to starting chemo. A movie was in the works and he signed a $400,000 book dealOn 10/12/1999, his son Luke David arrived a healthy two weeks early.
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For the second year in a row he took victory of the Tour de France on 24 July 2000. A motorist in the South of France ran into him on 29 August 2000 destroying his bike and shattering his helmet. On 29 July 2001, Armstrong won his third straight Tour de France. In late July 2002, he glided into Paris and won his fourth Tour de France. On 27 July 2003, Armstrong captured his fifth consecutive Tour de France title after conquering a stomach flu, a crash, and close competitionAlthough he won by a mere 61 seconds, he maintained an average speed that broke his own record as the fastest in Tour history (25.38 mph). He was only the second cyclist to win five consecutive races in the Tour.  
  
In the fall of '99, Armstrong contracted to endorse "Wheaties" cereal by appearing on the cover. He will donate the $25,000 endorsement fee to the "Lance Armstrong Foundation" for cancer research.
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On 4 September 2003, the cyclist and his wife of five years announced that they were filing for divorce. At this time they had twin girls, along with son Luke.
  
His book, "It's Not About the Bike," was published in June 2000 by Putnam Books.  Armstrong entered and dominated the 2,254-mile, 23-day race of the Tour de France in July 2000.  Effectively dominating the field in each day, clearly the strongest rider in the world, each day found Armstrong slowing to allow an international teammate to take the victory of the day. His coach, Chris Carmichael is quoted, "He's come to win the war, not kill everyone in every single battle."  Clearly ahead and clearly dominating the field, he has tactfully allowed other international competitors to win a day of each of their own victoriesFinally, the 28-year old Texan, takes the second year in a row victory of the Tour de France on 7/24/2000His closest competitor, Jan Ullrich, was quoted as saying, "Armstrong is a worthy champion.  He was the strongest man, and he met our every attack.  He earned his victory."
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On 25 July 2004, Armstrong became the first racer in the 101-year history of the Tour de France to win this important and grueling race six times. On 18 April 2005, he announced his plans to retire from competition after the 2005 Tour de France in July whether he won or lost. Indeed he wonOn 24 July 2005, taking his 7th championship, he marked an unprecedented number of consecutive wins in the gruelling raceWith the win, he officially resigned from competitive cycling.
  
A motorist in the So. of France ran into Armstrong 8/29/2000 destroying his bike and shattering his helmetArmstrong suffered only cuts and bruises and will still be able to compete in the Sydney Olympics.
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On 31 August 2005, he proposed marriage to his girlfriend of two years, musician Sheryl Crow; she acceptedThe engagement was short-lived: on 3 February 2006 the couple announced that they were splitting up.
  
On 7/29/2001, Armstrong won his third straight Tour de France, ending three weeks of grueling competition that saw the Texan establish total domination over the world's toughest cycling event.
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On 4 June 2009 he and his girlfriend Anna Hansen welcomed a son named Maxwell, and October 2010 saw the arrival of a daughter Olivia Marie.
  
"After surviving 12 tumors on your lungs, two on your brain and a cancer-ravaged testicle the size of a lemon,
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In June 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) accused Armstrong of doping and trafficking of drugs, based on blood samples from 2009 and 2010, and testimonies from witnesses including former teammates. Further, he was accused of putting pressure on teammates to take unauthorized performance-enhancing drugs as well. In October, USADA formally charged him with running a massive doping ring. It also sought to ban him from participating in sports sanctioned by WADA for life. Armstrong chose not to appeal the ban, saying it would not be worth the toll on his family. He thereby forfeited all awards and prizes earned after 1 August 1998, including his Tour titles.
  
the French Alps start to look like speed bumps ..."
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After years of public denials, Armstrong reversed course and admitted doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in January 2013.  
  
His wife Kirstin, became pregnant again with twin girls.
 
  
In late July 2002, even sports reporters in France were calling him "The Boss," as the Texan cyclist glided into Paris and won his fourth Tour de France.
 
 
On July 27, 2003, with a total time of 83 hours, 41 minutes and 12 seconds, Armstrong captured his fifth consecutive Tour de France title after conquering a stomach flu, a crash, and close competition.  Although he won by a mere 61 second,  he maintained an average speed that broke his own record as the fastest in Tour history (25.38 mph). Only the second cyclist to win five consecutive races in the 2,125 mile Tour,  he is already planning for his sixth win in 2004.
 
 
On September 4, 2003, the super-cyclist and his wife of five years announced that they are filing for divorce.
 
 
On July 25, 2004, Armstrong became the first racer in the 101-year history of the Tour de France to win this important and grueling race six times.
 
 
On April 18, 2005, the renowned cyclist announced his plans to retire from competition after the 2005 Tour de France in July whether he won or lost. Indeed he won.  On July 24, 2005, taking his 7th championship, he marked an unprecedented number of consecutive wins in the grueling race.  With the win, he officially resigned from competitive cycling.
 
 
On August 31, 2005, he proposed marriage to his girlfriend of two years, musician Sheryl Crow; she accepted.  The engagement was short-lived: on February 3, 2006 the couple announced that they were splitting up.
 
 
On June 4, 2009 he and his girlfriend Anna Hansen welcomed a son named Maxwell.
 
  
 
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Arlene Nimark quotes NYTimes 7/26/1999, time unknown,  Lance is the son of Linda and Terry Armstrong (now divorced). Donna May (12/2001) quotes his autobiography (with Sally Jenkins), "It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life" in which he gives his mother's maiden name as Linda Mooneyham and biological father's last name as Gunderson and notes that his parents were married at the time of his birth, though split up before he was two years old. He mentions biological father as route manager for Dallas Morning News. Plano or Oak Cliff, TX.
 
Arlene Nimark quotes NYTimes 7/26/1999, time unknown,  Lance is the son of Linda and Terry Armstrong (now divorced). Donna May (12/2001) quotes his autobiography (with Sally Jenkins), "It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life" in which he gives his mother's maiden name as Linda Mooneyham and biological father's last name as Gunderson and notes that his parents were married at the time of his birth, though split up before he was two years old. He mentions biological father as route manager for Dallas Morning News. Plano or Oak Cliff, TX.
  
Though his birthplace has been indicated in various places as Plano, Texas, he speaks in the book of early years first in Oak Cliff, a suburb of Dallas. Lance Armstrong's own book, IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE: My Journey Back to Life -- by Lance Armstrong,  In an interview with Playboy magazine July 2005, the interviewer says, "Your father  took off efore you ever knew him, and you've said you don't want to know him.  You dismiss him as the DNA donor." But what if he gave you your physical attributes?"  Lance responds "I don't think he's athletic.  All I needed was my mom, who got pregnant at 17 and never quit on her baby--me."
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Juliet Macur, journalist and author of Armstrong's biography, confirmed he was born in Dallas (on twitter).
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Michael Richey quoted 12:00 on his website (meaning Scorpio ascendant).
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Though his birthplace has been indicated in various places as Plano, Texas, he speaks in the book of early years first in Oak Cliff, a suburb of Dallas. Lance Armstrong's own book, IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE: My Journey Back to Life -- by Lance Armstrong,  In an interview with Playboy magazine July 2005, the interviewer says, "Your father  took off before you ever knew him, and you've said you don't want to know him.  You dismiss him as the DNA donor." But what if he gave you your physical attributes?"  Lance responds "I don't think he's athletic.  All I needed was my mom, who got pregnant at 17 and never quit on her baby--me."
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On 18 September 2015 Sy Scholfield quotes an online interview with Armstrong's mother: "I lived most of my life near the Lemmon and Inwood area, but my family moved to Oak Cliff where I lived for four years and attended Adamson High School. I had Lance at Methodist Hospital in 1971, and lived in the Wynnewood Apartments at Zang" [http://bikefriendlyoc.org/2009/07/20/bfoc-interviews-lance-armstrongs-mom-linda-armstrong-kelly/]. Oak Cliff and Methodist Hospital are in the inner city area of Dallas. Scholfield also cites the Texas birth index (online at familysearch.org): "Lance Edward Armstrong," born on "18 Sep 1971" at "Dallas, Texas" to "Terry Keith Lov Armstrong" and "Linda Gayle Mooneyham."
 
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Name
Armstrong, Lance Gender: M
Lance Edward Gunderson
born on 18 September 1971
Place Dallas, Texas, 32n47, 96w48
Timezone CDT h5w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
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Lance Armstrong

Biography

American former pro road racing cyclist, who won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005, but was stripped of those victories in 2012 after a protracted doping scandal.

He became the second American ever to win the Tour de France (on 25 July 1999), pedalling 2,287 miles to victory. His feat is particularly impressive as he was diagnosed with testicular cancer on 2 October 1996 and started chemotherapy days later but with little hope of surviving. The disease was well advanced and had already spread to his lungs, abdomen and brain. Doctors gave him a 40% chance of recovery - and no chance of returning to his sport. Armstrong endured four rounds of chemotherapy, an operation to remove two lesions on his brain and another to remove one testicle on 3 October 1996 at St. David's Hospital, Austin, Texas. In February 1997, he was declared cancer-free, a victory for modern medicine and a triumph of Texas will.

Armstrong was an uncanny athlete even as a boy growing up in suburban Plano, Texas. He excelled at triathlons and took a U.S. amateur cycling title before becoming World cycling champion in 1993.

His first child with wife Kirstin was conceived with sperm put into a bank prior to his starting chemo. On 12 October 1999, their son Luke David arrived a healthy two weeks early. In the fall of 1999, Armstrong was contracted to endorse "Wheaties" cereals by appearing on the cover. He donated the $25,000 endorsement fee to the "Lance Armstrong Foundation" for cancer research. His book, "It's Not About the Bike," was published in June 2000 by Putnam Books.

For the second year in a row he took victory of the Tour de France on 24 July 2000. A motorist in the South of France ran into him on 29 August 2000 destroying his bike and shattering his helmet. On 29 July 2001, Armstrong won his third straight Tour de France. In late July 2002, he glided into Paris and won his fourth Tour de France. On 27 July 2003, Armstrong captured his fifth consecutive Tour de France title after conquering a stomach flu, a crash, and close competition. Although he won by a mere 61 seconds, he maintained an average speed that broke his own record as the fastest in Tour history (25.38 mph). He was only the second cyclist to win five consecutive races in the Tour.

On 4 September 2003, the cyclist and his wife of five years announced that they were filing for divorce. At this time they had twin girls, along with son Luke.

On 25 July 2004, Armstrong became the first racer in the 101-year history of the Tour de France to win this important and grueling race six times. On 18 April 2005, he announced his plans to retire from competition after the 2005 Tour de France in July whether he won or lost. Indeed he won. On 24 July 2005, taking his 7th championship, he marked an unprecedented number of consecutive wins in the gruelling race. With the win, he officially resigned from competitive cycling.

On 31 August 2005, he proposed marriage to his girlfriend of two years, musician Sheryl Crow; she accepted. The engagement was short-lived: on 3 February 2006 the couple announced that they were splitting up.

On 4 June 2009 he and his girlfriend Anna Hansen welcomed a son named Maxwell, and October 2010 saw the arrival of a daughter Olivia Marie.

In June 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) accused Armstrong of doping and trafficking of drugs, based on blood samples from 2009 and 2010, and testimonies from witnesses including former teammates. Further, he was accused of putting pressure on teammates to take unauthorized performance-enhancing drugs as well. In October, USADA formally charged him with running a massive doping ring. It also sought to ban him from participating in sports sanctioned by WADA for life. Armstrong chose not to appeal the ban, saying it would not be worth the toll on his family. He thereby forfeited all awards and prizes earned after 1 August 1998, including his Tour titles.

After years of public denials, Armstrong reversed course and admitted doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in January 2013.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • lover relationship with Crow, Sheryl (born 11 February 1962)
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with LeMond, Gregory (born 26 June 1961)
  • compare to chart of Voigt, Jens (born 17 September 1971)

Events

  • Work : Prize 1993 (World champion)
  • Health : Medical procedure 3 October 1996 (surgery and chemotherapy)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1999 (endorsement contract for Wheaties cereal)
  • Work : Prize 25 July 1999 (first American to win Tour de France)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 4 September 1999 (He and first wife file for divorce)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 12 October 1999 (son Luke was born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2000 ("It's Not About the Bike")
  • Work : Prize 24 July 2000 (won second Tour de France)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 29 July 2001 (won third Tour de France)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 25 July 2004 (won sixth Tour de France; set record)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Great Achievement 24 July 2005 (Won 7th consecutive Tour de France)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Retired 24 July 2005 (From competitive cycling)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 3 February 2006 (Engagement to Sheryl Crowe broken off)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 4 June 2009 (Birth of son Maxwell)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities October 2010 (Birth of daughter Olivia Marie)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Lose social status October 2012 (Forfeits all awards and prizes earned after 1 August 1998)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Social : Secrets revealed January 2013 (Admits to doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey)
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Source Notes

Arlene Nimark quotes NYTimes 7/26/1999, time unknown, Lance is the son of Linda and Terry Armstrong (now divorced). Donna May (12/2001) quotes his autobiography (with Sally Jenkins), "It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life" in which he gives his mother's maiden name as Linda Mooneyham and biological father's last name as Gunderson and notes that his parents were married at the time of his birth, though split up before he was two years old. He mentions biological father as route manager for Dallas Morning News. Plano or Oak Cliff, TX.

Juliet Macur, journalist and author of Armstrong's biography, confirmed he was born in Dallas (on twitter).

Michael Richey quoted 12:00 on his website (meaning Scorpio ascendant).

Though his birthplace has been indicated in various places as Plano, Texas, he speaks in the book of early years first in Oak Cliff, a suburb of Dallas. Lance Armstrong's own book, IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE: My Journey Back to Life -- by Lance Armstrong, In an interview with Playboy magazine July 2005, the interviewer says, "Your father took off before you ever knew him, and you've said you don't want to know him. You dismiss him as the DNA donor." But what if he gave you your physical attributes?" Lance responds "I don't think he's athletic. All I needed was my mom, who got pregnant at 17 and never quit on her baby--me."

On 18 September 2015 Sy Scholfield quotes an online interview with Armstrong's mother: "I lived most of my life near the Lemmon and Inwood area, but my family moved to Oak Cliff where I lived for four years and attended Adamson High School. I had Lance at Methodist Hospital in 1971, and lived in the Wynnewood Apartments at Zang" [1]. Oak Cliff and Methodist Hospital are in the inner city area of Dallas. Scholfield also cites the Texas birth index (online at familysearch.org): "Lance Edward Armstrong," born on "18 Sep 1971" at "Dallas, Texas" to "Terry Keith Lov Armstrong" and "Linda Gayle Mooneyham."

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Aerobic exercise
  • Traits : Personality : Disciplined
  • Traits : Personality : Liar/ Fraud
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (for cancer)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Birthing - Fertility problems (testicular cancer; wife was inseminated with his banked sperm)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Three daughters, two sons)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Hazardous work
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (racing team)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Famous : Other Famous (Notoriously stripped of his Tour de France titles)