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A farewell to Armstrong
Updated: 2005-04-19 10:20

Lance Armstrong, seen here in 2004, said today his bid for a seventh Tour de France victory this July - after winning an unprecedented sixth last year - would be his last. [AFP]

Overall leader Lance Armstrong of Austin, Texas, signals 'six' to the photographers shortly after the start of the final stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Montereau and Paris in this July 25, 2004 file photo. Armstrong will retire from professional cycling after this summer's Tour de France, ending one of the great careers in all sports. [AP]

Six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, seen here at the end of the 2004 Tour de France, announced that he plans to retire from cycling following his July attempt at winning a seventh consecutive Tour de France crown. [AFP]

Six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong said on April 18, 2005 that he would retire after this year's race in July. Armstrong came back from being diagnosed with cancer in 1996 to win a record six Tour de France titles between 1999 and 2004. Armstrong is shown after winning last year's Tour, July 25, 2004. [Reuters]

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