His parents divorced in 1973 when Lance was two years old.
The next year, his mother married Terry Keith Armstrong, a wholesale salesman, who adopted Lance that year. Lance is an American by nationality and he is of Norwegian, Irish, and Dutch ethnicity. He was banned from cycling competitions for life by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in 2012. At the peak of his career, his net worth was 5 million and growing rapidly.
As the leader of the Motorola team, he overcame difficult conditions—pouring rain made the roads slick and caused him to crash twice during the race—to become the youngest person and only the second American ever to win that contest.
The following year, he was again the runner-up at the Tour Du Pont.
“I'm well aware my presence is not an easy topic, and so I encourage people if they want to give a high-five, great. I'm a big boy, and so I made the bed, I get to sleep in it.”Born in 1971 in Texas, Lance Armstrong became a triathlete before turning to professional cycling.
His career was halted by testicular cancer, but Armstrong returned to win a record seven consecutive Tour de France races beginning in 1999.
Earlier that summer, he had been unable to finish the Tour de France, as he was sick with bronchitis.
Lance and Anna have been together for nine years now and their relationship is going very well.
At 16, Armstrong became a professional triathlete—he was the national sprint-course triathlon champion in 19. Olympic development team invited him to train in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Soon after, Armstrong chose to focus on cycling, his strongest event as well as his favorite. Armstrong left high school temporarily to do so, but later took private classes and received his high school diploma in 1989. national amateur champion and beat out many professional cyclists to win two major races, the First Union Grand Prix and the Thrift Drug Classic.
Though he won the eighth stage of the race, he later fell to 62nd place and eventually pulled out.
In August 1993, the 21-year-old Armstrong won his most important race yet: the World Road Race Championship in Oslo, Norway, a one-day event covering 161 miles.