Lance Armstrong Retiring to Focus on Cancer Foundation, Family

by: cancercompass

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong told the Associated Press on Tuesday that he is going into retirement - for the second time - to focus on his family and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

After his seventh consecutive Tour de France win in 2005, Armstrong declared retirement, only to return in 2009.

"I can't say I have any regrets. It's been an excellent ride. I really thought I was going to win another tour," Armstrong told the AP. "Then I lined up like everybody else and wound up third."

At the age of 25, Armstrong was diagnosed with stage III testicular cancer, which spread to his lungs and brain. Three years later, he won his first Tour de France. And during that time he also founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation which aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

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