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Originally posted 08/24/2012 01:00AM
Lance Armstrong has quit the race.
The seven-time Tour de France victor announced Thursday he will no longer fight his investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency – meaning he will be banned for life from ever competing again, reports CNN.
Late Thursday, the USADA confirmed it will also strip Armstrong of all results since Aug. 1, 1998, reports USA Today.
"There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, 'Enough is enough.' For me, that time is now," Armstrong, 40, said in a statement.
Originally posted 08/02/2012 08:10AM
They met at a bar in West Hollywood. But wait, it gets better.
"We met at Hyde, of all places," Camila McConaughey tells Access Hollywood, when asked how she first encountered her future husband, Matthew.
But while she'd seen him in the movies and knew who he was, at first she didn't recognize McConaughey inside the velvet-roped club.
Originally posted 06/13/2012 04:00PM
Lance Armstrong left countless riders in the dust in a sparkling cycling career that included seven Tour de France victories. But he can't seem to shake the doping allegations that threaten to sully his legendary accomplishments.
The latest episode of the saga is unfolding this week, as the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has brought formal doping charges against Armstrong, 40, in an effort to strip him of his titles, CNN reports.
Armstrong, as he has in the past, vigorously denied the charges.
Originally posted 10/18/2010 11:00AM
He's created his own cycling team! Lance Armstrong Tweets that he's welcomed his fifth child, a daughter.
"Olivia Marie Armstrong has arrived!" he wrote early Monday morning, keeping mum on the specifics.
"Thanks to you all for the support and well wishes. Momma and Olivia (@Cincoarmstrong!) are doing great. She's a beauty!"
This is the Tour de France champ's second child with Anna Hansen, with whom he also has son Maxwell Edward, 16 months. Additionally, Armstrong is dad to twin daughters Isabelle and Grace, 9 next month, and son Luke, 11, with ex-wife Kristin Armstrong.
Originally posted 08/05/2010 09:10AM
Lance Armstrong is back in hot water.
Despite being cleared of doping charges back in 2006, Armstrong, 38, is being investigated again for systematic doping.
In May, former teammate Floyd Landis (who admitted to doping himself and received a two-year ban from the sport) accused Armstrong and other cyclists of using performance-enhancing drugs. He claimed that the sport's biggest star also encouraged the practice among teammates.
Originally posted 07/27/2009 03:35PM
Not everybody is impressed with Lance Armstrong's cycling comeback.
The 37-year-old seven-time Tour de France winner raced to a respectable third-place finish in the grueling event this year, but when he went to get his trophy Sunday, son Maxwell slept through the ceremony.
Of course, Max is not yet 2 months old.
Born June 4, Max is the first child for Lance and girlfriend Anna Hansen. Armstrong is also dad to 9-year-old Luke and 7-year-old twins Isabelle and Grace with ex-wife Kristin Richard. All four children were on hand to witness the ceremony, each wearing a splash of yellow – including Max, who sported shoes in the signature hue of a Tour de France winner.
Originally posted 07/04/2009 02:00PM
Recovering from a broken collarbone, Lance Armstrong briefly surged into the lead on Saturday, the first day of the legendary cyclist's comeback on the Tour de France. "Stage One done," the 37-year-old, seven-time Tour champion Tweeted after finishing the first stage time trials. "Started conservative and we tried to come home strong."
The new dad started 18th out of 180 riders, with all eyes on him to see if he still has what it takes to dominate the grueling race. On a hot, muggy day, he sped his new Trek TT bike through 9.6 miles of winding hills and roads in Monaco in 20 minutes, 13 seconds, for a while the best time of the day. Other riders later clocked better times, but Armstrong seemed pleased with his effort. "I was a little all over the place," he blogged. "It was up, flat, it was down, it was a technical course. But I think, overall, I felt good."
Originally posted 06/05/2009 01:50AM
Time to get a child seat for that racing bike.
Lance Armstrong and girlfriend Anna Hansen welcomed a 7 lb., 5 oz, 20-inch-long baby boy named Max, the pro cyclist announced on his Twitter page Thursday night – or, rather, the little guy announced it himself.
"Wassup, world? My name is Max Armstrong and I just arrived. My Mommy is healthy and so am I!" says the post, which includes a photo of the baby in a cap and sticking his tongue out.
Originally posted 05/08/2009 02:45PM
Lance Armstrong is finally revealing why his engagement to musician Sheryl Crow ended three years ago.
In Lance, a book due out in July, Armstrong tells author John Wilcockson the decision to have children became an issue in their relationship.
"She wanted marriage, she wanted children; and not that I didn't want that, but I didn't want that at that time because I had just gotten out of a marriage, I'd just had kids," he says. "Yet, we're up against her biological clock – that pressure is what cracked it."
The Tour de France champ says he and Crow underwent counseling to address their problems but it didn't work. "We were at different points in our lives. We were not compatible on that issue."
Originally posted 03/26/2009 07:55PM
Exclusive Post-Op Interview with Lance -- powered by http://www.livestrong.com
A subdued Lance Armstrong sat in front of an X-ray image of his shattered collarbone, which is being held together by a metal plate and 12 screws, and wondered aloud about his uncertain future.
"In almost 20 years of pro cycling I've very rarely had crashes," he says in a video message on www.livestrong.com. "I've been very lucky and very blessed when it comes to that. For this to happen now is a new experience for me."
The seven-time Tour de France champ, 37, who came out of retirement in July, smashed his clavicle Monday in a pileup with other rides during a race in Spain. The injury creates a big hurdle in his bid to win an eighth Tour de France.
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