Lance Armstrong retrospective

In 2009, Lance Armstrong decided to come out of retirement and return to competition – and to the Tour de France.

Here we take a look back at the track record of the seven-time Tour de France winner, who won the race from 1999 to 2005.

Related links

Tour de France 2011: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index

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  • guy

    I see your point…. but as yet `its innocent until proven guilty.` I, like alot of folk hope the success was in a clean fashion, although i have strong doubts! but unless YOU have access to all evidence and proof Jon you cannot assume guilt.

  • Jon

    So the message is – there’s nothing wrong with systematically cheating as long as you win a lot? However grateful the pharmaceutical industry might be, I wish he had ridden clean – in some respects he is a role model to people who think doping is okay as long as you don’t get caught, and that winning is more important than sportsmanship.

    It goes without saying he was a great rider (and a world class wristband salesman). I watched this just to see the 2003 field detour again and remember the good old days when I could watch Lance ride without thinking he was a cheat.

  • guy jones

    the man has inspired millions to cycle and a multi million industry has him to thank in my opinion…. people say he doped? maybe so..? +-? but then all the other greats surely did too? in a country full of fat car drivers we need more role models like him. who`s next?