Its not about the bike!

The 2009 version of Tour de France just finished. Alberto Contador won it quiet easily in the end, but there is a bigger story there for all of us to hear and learn from. Here is a brief introduction to the sport's most famous personality. Lance Armstrong 1971 - born in Texas, USA 1993 - stage win (stage 08th) in Tour de France 1995 - stage win (stage 18th) in Tour de France 1996 - diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer, which had spread to his lungs, abdomen and brain

1999 - Winner, Tour de France 2000 - Winner, Tour de France 2001 - Winner, Tour de France 2002 - Winner, Tour de France 2003 - Winner, Tour de France 2004 - Winner, Tour de France 2005 - Winner, Tour de France 2005 - retires from professional cycling 2009 - Third place finish, Tour de France

Chapeau le texan, you prove that its really not about the bike but about that infatigable human spirit! Tour de France Official Website Coverage on the BBC Lance Armstrong official website Lance Armstrong on Twitter Lance Armstrong on Wikipedia