Lance Armstrong plays astronaut on reality TV show; does he have the right stuff to win?

I watched the first episode of "Stars on Mars" to see how the disgraced pro cyclist would fare

Screenshot of Lance Armstrong's appearance on Fox's Stars on Mars
(Image credit: FOX)

Lance Armstrong is remembered as the only cyclist to have won seven Tours de France only to later have his yellow jerseys nullified and his results vacated after a lengthy doping investigation and an admission that he took performance enhancing drugs.

Banned for life from sanctioned cycling events, Armstrong now appears to be seeking new and different challenges out of the saddle. On June 5, the Texan appeared as one of a dozen celebrity contestants on a new Fox television show titled Stars on Mars, which airs at 8 p.m. EST Mondays.

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Greg has been on and around bikes since his early teens. He got his start when tubulars and freewheels were still a thing, while working at local bike shops, and dabbling in the Philadelphia racing scene. Greg still geeks-out on bikes, cycling gear, apparel, and accessories as much now, as when he first discovered the sport. Greg has been on staff at VeloNews and Bicycling, and also was a contributor at