Lance Armstrong net worth, Early Age And Career

Lance Armstrong net worth, Early Age And Career

Lance Edward Armstrong, also known as the American professional road racing cyclist. Lance Armstrong was born in September 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, north of Dallas. He was named after Lance Rentzel, a Dallas Cowboys wide receiver. Lance Armstrong has won many title records in his cycling history such as Tour de France a record seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005. But he was banned from sanctioned Olympic sports for life as a result of long-term doping offenses in 2012.

Lance Armstrong

At the age of 16, cyclist Armstrong began competing as a triathlete and also was a national sprint-course triathlon champion in 1989 and 1990. Then Armstrong started his professional cycling career in 1992 with the Motorola team. Since 1993 to 1996, he had the notable success which also includes the World Championship, Clasica de San Sebastian, Tour DuPont and handful victories in Europe.

Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with a potentially fatal metastatic testicular cancer in 1996. After the recovery of his cancer he established a Lance Armstrong Foundation (now it is known as Livestrong Foundation) to assist the other cancer survivors.

Ever since winning the 1999 Tour de France, he had been the subject of doping allegations. In 2012, a United States Anti-Doping Agency investigation concluded that the famous Armstrong has been using the professional-enhancing drug over the course of his career and also named him as the ringleader of “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sports has ever seen”. Then he was ban from all sports that follow the World Anti-doping Code-effectively ending his competitive career.

Lance Armstrong major wins

  1. Grand Tour
  • Tour de France

2 individual stages (1993, 1995)

  1. Stage races
  • Tour de Luxembourg (1998)
  • Tour Dupont (1995 and 1996)
  1. One day race and Classics
  • World Road Race Championships in 1993
  • National Road Race Championships in 1993
  • Clasica de San Sebastian in 1995
  • La Fleche Wallonne in 1996
  • Trofeo Laigueglia in 1993

Net Worth and Height

According to the New York Times, the net worth of Armstrong is $125 million in 2012. His height is 5 ft and 9 in or 1.77 m.

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