Lance Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist born on 18 September 1971, In Plano, Texas, U.S.
He is the son of Eddie Charles Gunderson and his wife Linda Armstrong. His parent divorced in 1973 when Lance was two years old.
In 1998, Lance married Kristin Richard. The couple has three children. The couple divorced in 2003. Later He had been in a relationship with singer Sheryl Crow. The couple split in 2006. In 2008, He began dating Anna Hansen.
He attended the Plano East Senior High school in his hometown. But he left his school, He attended private makeup classes in order to graduate from high school on time in 1989.
In 1992, Lance turned professional with the Motorola Cycling team. He won 10 days event and stage races. in 1994, He had touched great heights over the next few years, winning the Thrift Drug Classic, the Clásica de San Sebastián in 1995, and Tour DuPont in 1995 and 1996, among other victories. In 1996, He became the first American to win the La Flèche Wallonne that finished 6th in the time trial in 1996, Olympic games. In the same year, Lance had been diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer. He underwent treatment and had been declared cancer-free in 1997. He returns to Cycling and made his comeback in 1998. In July 1999, Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France, which was the sports most renowned race, which became the second American to do so. Lance Armstrong had been facing doping allegations ever since winning the 1999 Tour de France. For several years he kept denying the charges. In June 2012, Based on the blood samples from the years 2009 to 2010, Armstrong had been charged with using performance-enhancing drugs, by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and had received the lifetime ban from competing in all sports that follow the World Anti Doping Agency code.
In 2004, He founded the ‘LiveStrong’, band and store which raised the large part of the funds for his cancer foundation.
- He born as Lance Edward Gunderson.
- He uses to lie about his age.
- At the age of 12, He started his career in sports.
- At the age of 16, Lance had been ranked number one in under 19 group of triathletes.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1991, He achieved the 1st Maillot USA.PNG Road race, National Junior Road Championships.
- In 1992, He achieved the 1st First Union Grand Prix.
- In 1998, He achieved the 1st Overall Tour de Luxembourg 1st Stage 1.
What can we learn from him??
Like Lance Armstrong, If you have a Set of Values that Guides You in Life, so You Will Never “Lose Your Way”.