instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. The next year, his mother married Terry Keith Armstrong, a wholesale salesman, who adopted Lance that year. Stage wins included the prologue, stage eight, an individual time trial in Metz, an Alpine stage on stage nine, and the second individual time trial on stage 19. [139], Landis filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit against Armstrong under the federal False Claims Act. He took fourth place at the XTERRA USA Nationals in Ogden, Utah and then competed in the XTERRA World Championships in Maui. Livestrong continues his legacy of advocating and fighting for those people who are affected by cancer through cancer support services, community programs and advocating for system change. [94], In December 2012 The Sunday Times filed suit against Armstrong for $1.5 million. UCI rules say a cyclist has to be in an anti-doping program for six months before an event, but UCI allowed Armstrong to compete. "Lance Armstrong speaks at University of Colorado, Boulder, on March 1, 2016". [33] In January 1997, Armstrong unexpectedly appeared at the first training camp of the Cofidis team at Lille, riding 100 km (62 mi) with his new teammates before returning to the United States. In the 1996 Olympic Games, he finished 6th in the time trial and 12th in the road race. The name is a joking reference to his testicular cancer, with the name "Juan" being considered by some a homophone for "one" and "Pelota" being the Spanish word for "ball". [166] Had it passed, the measure was projected to generate over $500 million annually for cancer research, smoking-cessation programs and tobacco law-enforcement by levying a $1-per-pack tax on tobacco products in California. The same authors (Pierre Ballester and David Walsh) subsequently published L.A. Official and Le Sale Tour (The Dirty Trick), further pressing their claims that Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career. Lance Armstrong resigned from his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2012 and is no longer associated with Livestrong. Anderson worked for Armstrong for two years as a personal assistant. How long will the footprints on the moon last? Donations and commercial ties to Nike brought in tens of millions annually. © 2020 Livestrong, a registered trademark of the Livestrong Foundation.The Livestrong Foundation is a 501(c)(3) under federal tax guidelines. The Los Angeles Times article provides a review of the disputed positive EPO test, allegations and sworn testimony against Armstrong, but notes that: "They are filled with conflicting testimony, hearsay and circumstantial evidence admissible in arbitration hearings but questionable in more formal legal proceedings. "[148], In February 2017, the court determined that the federal government's US$100 million civil lawsuit against Armstrong, started by Landis, would proceed to trial. [56], Armstrong announced his retirement from competitive cycling 'for good' on February 16, 2011, while still facing a US federal investigation into doping allegations. One speaker mentioned the foundation had been through good times and bad. The emails also claimed that other riders and cycling officials participated in doping, including Armstrong. "We're nimble," Lee said. The race began a six-year rivalry between Ullrich and Armstrong and ended in victory for Armstrong by 6 minutes 2 seconds over Ullrich. What is the best way to fold a fitted sheet? Lance Armstrong Alive Born: 9/18/1971 in Plano, Texas, USA Age: 49 Full name: Lance Edward Gunderson Noted For: bicyclist; won the Tour de France seven consecutive times (1999-2005). The other way it could've got in the urine was if, as Lance Armstrong seems to believe, the laboratory spiked those samples. [13] He was named after Lance Rentzel, a Dallas Cowboys wide receiver. [57][58], Armstrong has recorded an aerobic capacity of 83.8 mL/kg/min (VO2 max),[59][60] much higher than the average person (40–50), but lower than some other Tour de France winners, such as Miguel Indurain (88.0, although reports exist that Indurain tested at 92–94) and Greg LeMond (92.5). [122] The hiring was first reported in July when Armstrong was competing in the 2010 Tour de France. At its peak, Livestrong took in $41 million in donations in 2009, when Armstrong came out of retirement to finish third in the Tour de France.