Lance and his girlfriend Ana Hansen announced in December 2008 that they are expecting their first child together.
Lance announced that he was returning to cycling for the 2009 year on September 9, 2008.
After numerous rumours linking Lance to actress Ashley Olsen, Lance was forced to issue a statement denying the relationship in November 2007.
Lance dated New York fashion designer Tory Burch for several months in 2007.
In late 2006, Lance and actor Matthew McConaughey have been accused of being gay. The pair have laughed off the rumors, stating they enjoy working out together.
Lance did a TV commercial for U.S. Postal Service in 2004.
Lance did a TV commercial for Dasani bottled water in 2004.
Lance did a TV commercial for Subaru in 2003.
Lance did a TV commercial for Nike.
Lance did a TV commercial for Comcast in 2003.
Lance's nickname is Tour de Lance because he has won the Tour de France so many times.
Lance once dated Danielle Overgaag, whom he met in cycle-racing.
His children were conceived with sperm that Armstrong banked before he began chemotherapy for testicular cancer.
Lance is the only bicylist to have won the Tour De France seven times.
Lance was the first to use a type of aerobic training that aids in his conditioning for races. Lance sits and pedals in lower gears, thus giving him more oxygen.
Lance Armstrong first gained notoriety as a cyclist in 1991, by winning the US Amateur Cycling Championship.
Lance published his best-selling autobiography in March 2000: It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life.
In October of 1996, Lance was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which had spread to his brain and lungs.
He was predominantly raised by his mother Linda, who was married and divorced twice. Armstrong grew up in the suburbs of Dallas and took part in athletics at a young age.
Sports Illustrated named Lance as winner of the All Time Greatest Sportsman Award!
Lance received the prestigious award of France's Sports Academy Trophy at the French ministry in Paris which is given to the male or female athlete with the best individual achievement over the previous year.
Lance was voted Sports Personality of the Year in a poll published in the Spanish daily newspaper El Pais.
Lance hosted the 14th Annual ESPY Awards on July 16th, 2006. He was the first athlete to host the awards.
Lance went to the 1992 Summer Olympics as a member of the U.S. team.
Lance lives in a mansion in Spain part of the year. The estate was originally several separate apartments, which he bought and had renovated into a house.
Lance is a good friend of actor and cycling fan Robin Williams who usually visits him during Tour de France.
Lance won the ESPY award for Best Male Athlete in 2004.
Lance is a good friend of Tyler Hamilton.
Lance has twin girls: Isabelle Rose weighing 5lbs 12oz and Grace Elizabeth weighing 5lbs 2oz (They were born on November 20, 2001.)
Lance's son Luke David was born on October 12, 1999.
Lance won the Iron Kids Triathlon at 13, and became a professional triathlete when he was 16.
Lance was named Sports Illustrated's "Sportsman of the Year" in 2002.
Lance is 5'9¾" tall.
Lance has sold yellow "LiveStrong" bracelets to raise money for cancer research. Over 40 million of them have been sold worldwide at $1 each.
He is ranked in People Magazine's 25 Most Intriguing People (1999).
Lance announced his retirement from his cycling career after the 2005 Tour de France.
Lance was sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service from 1998-2004.
Lance was only the second American to win the Tour de France (1999-2004). The first was Greg LeMond,who won in 1986, 1989, and 1990.
Lance is a cancer survivor of testicular cancer.
Lance: I don't discriminate – on anything. I like women who are hotter than doughnut grease.
Lance: First and foremost, I think the biggest inspiration in my life now and the biggest inspiration to this decision is my children. They are the ones that make it easier to suffer, but they are the ones who have told me that it's time to come home. And so without them, none of this would be possible.
Lance: I can get up every morning and look at myself in the mirror and my family can look at me too - that's all that matters.
Lance: If there's one thing I say to those who use me as their example, it's that if you ever get a second chance in life, you've got to go all the way.
Lance: (on Cheryl Crow) I still love her. I still have a lot of respect for her. I was blessed to have two-plus years with a great lady. It's amazing to be around her and how normal she is.
Lance: It's nice to win. I'll never win again. I may have to take up golf -- take on Tiger [Woods].
Lance: Without the illness I would never have been forced to re-evaluate my life and my career. I know if I had not had cancer, I would not have won the Tour de France.
Lance: I am happy with the way my career went and I am happy with the way it ended.
Lance: If you consider my situation: a guy who comes back from arguably, you know, a death sentence, why would I then enter into a sport and dope myself up and risk my life again? That's crazy. I would never do that. No. No way.
Lance: I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.
Lance: Birthdays don't really matter much anymore ... for me, I sort of have a new birthday and that's October 2nd, the day I was diagnosed [with cancer], ... the day we all sort of look to and mark these milestones by one year, two year, five year, 10 year. Hopefully, I have a 50 year.
Lance: To all the cynics, I'm sorry for you, ... I'm sorry you can't believe in miracles. This is a great sporting event and hard work wins it.
Lance: Winning is about heart, not just legs. It's got to be in the right place.
Lance: I don't lie to people. I don't need to lie. I've never been so at ease with my relationship with the press, my relationship with people, because I know I've been completely transparent. That's purifying. That's beneficial.
Lance: To be afraid is a priceless education.
Lance: I rode, and I rode, and I rode. I rode like I had never ridden, punishing my body up and down every hill I could find....I rode when no one else would ride, not even my teammates.
Lance: I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days or great days.
Lance: I become a happier man each time I suffer.
Lance: I hate losing at anything, whether it be cards, golf or whatever.
Lance: Cancer is my secret because none of my rivals has been that close to death and it makes you look at the world in a different light and that is a huge advantage.
Lance: I don't need to ride for the money, I do it because I love it and I would happily ride for nothing. I will be riding a bike in 10 years time because I feel better when I do exercise and I want to enjoy true good health.
Lance: Hard work, sacrifice and focus will never show up in tests.
Lance: La vie est courte, C'est mieux de gagner. (Life is short: It is better to win.)
Lance: I think it's important to be understood, to be honest, to be hard working, and ultimately the press, the public, the organizers... they'll decide. But I can only be myself. I can't be the guy that goes out and puts on a show... I can only be myself.
Lance: I had learned what it means to ride in the Tour de France. It's not about the bike. It's a metaphor for life, not only the longest race in the world but also the most exalting and heartbreaking and potentially tragic. It poses every conceivable element to the rider and more.
Lance: No one automatically gives you respect just because you show up. You have to earn it.
Lance: When I was sick, I didn't want to die. When I race I don't want to lose. Dying and losing, it's the same thing.
Lance: Yellow wakes me up in the morning. Yellow gets me on the bike every day. Yellow has taught me the true meaning of sacrifice. Yellow makes me suffer. Yellow is the reason I'm here.
Lance: What makes a great endurance athlete is the ability to absorb potenial embarrassment, and to suffer without complaint. I was discovering that if it was a matter of gritting my teeth, not caring how it looked, and outlasting everybody else, I won. It didn't seem to matter what sport it was--in a straight-ahead, long-distant race, I could beat anybody. If it was a suffer-fest, I was good at it.
Lance: Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
Lance: If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on.
Lance: The truth is, if you asked me to choose between winning the TdF and cancer, I would choose cancer. Odd as it sounds, I would rather have the title of cancer survivor than winner of the Tour, because of what it has done for me as a human being, a man, a husband, a son and a father.
Lance: During our lives we're faced with so many elements as well, we experience so many setbacks, and fight such a hand-to-hand battle with failure, head down in the rain, just trying to stay upright and have a little hope. The Tour isn't just a bike race, it tests you mentally, physically, and even morally.
Lance: Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 100-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight.
Lance: It's ironic, I used to ride my bike to make a living. Now I just want to live so that I can ride.
Lance: When [cancer] looked around for a body to hang out in, it made a big mistake when it chose mine.
Lance: If I ever get a chance to do this, I'm going to give it everything.
Lance: [Cancer] put pain in perspective for me, it put suffering and defeat in perspective. The illness taught me how to really suffer and suffer slowly, and it's not as if you get sick and it hurts and a week later you get better. It's a long type of suffering, physical, emotional, mental, social. It gave me a certain sense of hunger and drive and determination that I was going to come back and give it my all.
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