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He was 97th in the general classification when he retired after stage 12.
He collected the Thrift Drug Triple Crown of Cycling: the Thrift Drug Classic in Pittsburgh, the K-Mart West Virginia Classic, and the Core States USPRO national championship in Philadelphia.
In 1993, Armstrong won 10 one-day events and stage races, but his breakthrough victory was the World Road Race Championship held in Norway.
Before his World Championships win, he took his first win at the Tour de France, in the stage from Châlons-sur-Marne to Verdun.
In the aftermath of his fall from grace, a CNN article wrote that "The epic downfall of cycling's star, once an idolized icon of millions around the globe, stands out in the history of professional sports."5 million to the U. Government after whistleblower proceedings were commenced by Floyd Landis, a former team member.
It was alleged that Armstrong violated his contract with the United States Postal Service and committed fraud when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Returning to cycling in 1998, he was a member of the US Postal/Discovery team between 19, when he won his Tour de France titles, as well as a bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics.His successes in Europe occurred when he placed second in Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Clásica de San Sebastián, where just two years before, he had finished in last place as his first all-pro event in Europe.In a 2016 speech to University of Colorado, Boulder professor Roger A.In August 1996 following the Leeds Classic, Armstrong signed a 2-year, m deal with the French Cofidis Cycling Team.Joining him in signing contracts with the French team were teammates Frankie Andreu and Laurent Madouas.