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In pictures: Lance Armstrong called a 'serial cheat'
11 October 2012
Last updated at 06:31
Lance Armstrong's career in pictures, as a report says his team ran "the most professional and successful doping programme" cycling has ever seen.
Lance Armstrong has been called a "serial cheat" by the US anti-doping agency. A report says his team ran "the most professional and successful doping programme" cycling has ever seen.
Eleven of his ex-team mates have testified against him, including Tyler James. Earlier this year he was stripped of his Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life. He has always denied taking drugs.
As one of the most famous faces associated with the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong has attracted a lot of attention throughout his cycling career. He has said: "I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999."
Lance Armstrong chatting with fans after the 20th and final stage of Le Tour de France 2010. At the time he announced it would be the last time he would participate in the competition.
He has been an campaigner for better research and resources to help treat cancer, including here in Washington DC. He created his foundation, Livestrong, after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
One of the most iconic features of the Livestrong campaign is the yellow wristband, which has been worn by many celebrities in support of Lance Armstrong's foundation. Yellow was chosen for its links to cycling and the Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong on the winner's podium after winning the Tour de France in 2005. He is joined by the three children he had with his first wife.
Armstrong's current girlfriend is Anna Hensen with whom he has two children. He was also engaged to the singer Sheryl Crow.
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