Results since Armstrong’s comeback
- 2nd Leadville Trail 100 2nd behind Leadville legend Dave Wiens; both shatter the course record
- 1st 12 Hours of Snowmass Armstrong, along with Max Taam and Len Zanni wins the 12 Hours of Snowmass endurance mountain bike race
- 1st Tour de Gruene TT and TTT Wins the ITT and TTT with partner John Korioth close to Armstrong’s Texas home.
- 29th Tour Down Under
- 31st Amgen Tour of California GC
- 1st Nevada City Classic Armstrong laps the field with Astana teammate Levi Leipheimer and Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) in the crit, then goes off the front solo to take his first mass-start road race win of the comeback
- 2nd Tour of the Gila Armstrong outsprinted by Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia) on the final stage, finishes second overall
- 1st Tour de France stage 4 TTT Astana steamrolls time trial
- 12th Tour de France stage 16 Armstrong shows glimmers of pre-comeback form with an impressive bridging effort
- 3rd Tour de France GC Armstrong finishes 3rd in the Tour de France
- 1st Colorado Pro Cross-Country Championships Back on the dirt after a successful Tour, Armstrong wins becomes state XC champ.
- 1st Leadville Trail 100 Back for revenge, and Armstrong gets it
- 7th Vuelta a Murcia Armstrong takes 7th in his European season debut
- DNF Amgen Tour of California stage 5 The Landis Bomb drops, and Armstrong crashes out
- 6th Tour de France stage 16 Armstrong joins a day-long break and comes in almost seven minutes ahead of the field
- 2nd Tour de Suise GC Armstrong ends up second overall, Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank) takes the win
- 3rd Tour du Luxembourg Armstrong takes third behind Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil) and Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank)
September 8, 2008
VeloNews’ Neal Rogers breaks the story that Armstrong will return to professional cycling, competing in five events the following year, including the Tour de France
October 13, 2008
Armstrong appears as a rabbit on the PBS children’s cartoon “Arthur” to teach cycling skills.
February 11, 2009
The Don Catlin-run independent drug testing program that Armstrong trumpeted as an assurance of his cleanliness is scrapped when both parties decide to part ways.
February 14, 2009
Thieves make off with Armstrong’s time trial bike during the night after the Tour of California prologue. An anonymous citizen returns the rig to the Sacramento Police Department four days later.
March 17, 2009
In April, French anti-doping agency AFLD alleges that Armstrong broke testing protocol by taking a shower after testers arrived to his home after a training ride in Beaulieu-sur-Mer. The agency later cleared him.
March 23, 2009
Armstrong fractures his right collarbone in a crash at the Vuelta a Castilla y León, the first broken bone of his career.
May 31, 2009
Armstrong finishes 12th in his first Giro d’Italia
June 4, 2009
Armstrong’s fourth child, Maxwell Edward Armstrong, is born in Aspen, Colorado. Girlfriend Anna Hansen is the mother.
July 7, 2009
Armstrong comes within one second of earning the maillot jaune when Astana wins the stage 4 team time trial at the Tour de France.
July 23, 2009
RadioShack announces its entry to professional cycling as the title sponsor of Armstrong’s new team, which will launch in 2010.
August 18, 2009
Armstrong leads a Twitter ride in Glasgow, Scotland.
August 25, 2009
Another Twitter ride, this time in Dublin, Ireland.
February 1, 2010
Armstrong’s longtime bike sponsor, Trek Bicycle Co. settles a two-year-old lawsuit with Greg LeMond over the former Tour champ’s bike brand. LeMond’s lawyer tells VeloNews that if the case had gone to trial, the issue of Armstrong’s alleged doping might have been a factor.
May 19, 2010
ESPN and the Wall Street Journal report that Floyd Landis accused Armstrong of involvement in organized doping at the U.S. Postal Service team.
May 20, 2010
Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel face the media at the start of stage 5 of the Tour of California. Hours later, Armstrong crashes early in the stage abandons the race.
May 23, 2010
Radioshack gives us something to laugh about with the launch of the Alphonse commercial series.
June 28, 2010
Armstrong announces that the upcoming Tour de France will be his final.
July 11, 2010
Armstrong says, “This Tour is finished for me,” after being caught in three crashes during stage 8.
July 18, 2010
According to the Agence France Presse, Greg LeMond says of the Novitzky investigation “For him (Armstrong), it’s the beginning of the end.”
September 3, 2010
The Justice Department notifies defendants, including Armstrong, of a federal whistleblower lawsuit filed against them earlier in the year by Floyd Landis on behalf of the United States government.
August 4, 2010
After announcing the launch of the Quiznos Pro Challenge stage race, Armstrong and Colorado governor Bill Ritter lead a Twitter ride across Denver.
October 18, 2010
Armstrong’s fifth child, Olivia Marie, is born in Aspen, again to Armstrong and Anna Hansen.
November 2, 2010
Armstrong launches Twitter alter ego @juanpelota.
January 13, 2011
UCI spokesman Enrico Carpani confirms that Armstrong received a salary from Astana in 2009, despite his assurances that he did not. Spokesman Mark Higgins claims that when the salary was paid, it was donated to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
January 16, 2011
Armstrong leads more than 5,000 Adelaide cyclists on a Twitter ride aimed at raising funds for victims of massive flooding in Queensland, Australia.
January 19, 2011
When pressed by Agence France Presse writer Justin Davis to respond to a Sports Illustrated article containing new and existing allegations of doping, Armstrong responds by asking, “Dude, are you that stupid? Which part of ‘I am not commenting’ is not clear to you?”
January 26, 2011
The Lance Armstrong Foundation nets $3.1 million from the IPO of Demand Media. The foundation’s 183,000 shares, including 68,000 donated by Armstrong, sold at $17 each.
February 16, 2011
Armstrong announces retirement 2.0.
2010 Tour of Flanders practice, Lance Armstrong
Armstrong on a practice ride before the Tour of Flanders. AFP PHOTO BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS LAMBERT
2009 Tour de France, TTT. Astana, Lance Armstrong
Armstrong came within a second of the yellow jersey after Astana won the Tour's TTT. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANI
2008 12 Hours of Snowmass, Lance Armstrong
Later in August, Armstrong and a partner won the 12 Hours of Snowmass. Photo: Jason Sumner
2010 Tour of the Gila, stage 1. Lance Armstrong
Armstrong and Team Mellow Johnny's returned to the Tour of the Gila in 2010. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
2009 Tour Down Under, Lance Armstrong
Armstrong surprised many with his good form at his first major race of his comeback, the 2009 Tour Down Under. Photo: Graham Watson
2010 Tour Down Under, Lance Armstrong
Armstrong in a breakaway on stage 4 of the 2010 Tour Down Under. Photo: Graham Watson
2011 Tour Down Under, Lance Armstrong training
Armstrong training before the Tour Down Under. Photo: AFP
2009 Tour de France final podium: Andy Schleck, Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong
The 2009 Tour de France final podium: Andy Schleck, Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong. Photo: Graham Watson
2009 Tour de France. Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong
Armstrong leads Alberto Contador at the 2009 Tour de France. Photo: Graham Watson
2008 CrossVegas, Lance Armstrong
Hours after the New York announcement, Armstrong was racing at the CrossVegas cyclocross race in Las Vegas. Photo: Brad Kaminski
2010 Quiznos Pro Challenge announcement, Lance Armstrong
In Denver in the fall, Armstrong announced the launch of the Quiznos Pro Challenge, a stage race planned for 2011 in Colorado. Photo: Brad Kaminski
2009 Nevada City Classic, Lance Armstrong
Looking for a win to boost morale ahead of the Tour, Armstrong raced the Nevada City Classic criterium, where he scored the first victory of his comeback with a solo attack. Photo: Wil Matthews
2010 Tour of California, Lance Armstrong
Armstrong left the 2010 Tour of California afte crashing on stage 5. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
2010 Tour of California, Lance Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel
Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel answer questions about Floyd Landis' allegations, prior to the fifth stage of the 2010 Tour of California. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Lance Armstrong and Robin Williams in Afghanistan
In December Armstrong went on a USO tour visiting U.S. troops in Afghanistan with Robin Williamns and other celebrities. Photo: AFP
2010 Tour de Suisse, stage 3. Lance Armstrong and Frank Schleck.
Armstrong showed he was a contended for the 2010 Tour de France by finishing second overall at the Tour de Suisse. Photo: Graham Watson
2010 Tour de France. Lance Armstrong and Chris Horner
After crashing early on stage 8, and then getting caught behind another crash, Armstrong lost all hope of a top GC placing in the 2010 Tour. Photo: Graham Watson
2009 Leadville 100: Lance Armstrong
Armstrong dominated the 2009 Leadville 100, riding alone for the last 60 miles and breaking the course record by a huge margin. Photo: Rob O'Dea
2009 SRAM Tour of the Gila, Lance Armstrong
When his broken collarbone nixed plans to race his first Giro, Armstrong, Chris Horner and Levi Leipheimer raced the little known Tour of the Gila in New Mexico. Because of rules barring ProTour riders from lower-category events, the trio raced in Mellow Johnny's kit. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
2010 Tour de France. Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador
Armstrong and Contador at the Tour. Photo: AP
2008 Leadville 100, Lance Armstrong
Armstrong's second place at the 2008 Leadville got his competitive juices flowing again, and not long after he announced he would return to racing full time for 2009. Photo: Joseph Kreiss
2010 Tour de France. Lance Armstrong wardrobe change
Team RadioShack showed up for the final stage in special black kit to raise awareness for cancer. When officials objected, the team was forced to make a last minute wardrobe change. Photo: Graham Watson
2009 Tour of California time trial, Lance Armstrong
Armstrong in the 2009 Tour of California. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
2009 Tour of Ireland Twitter ride, Lance Armstrong
Since his comeback, Armstrong has held 'Twitter' meet-up rides in several cities. This is from a ride he did following the 2009 Tour of Ireland. Photo: Stephen McMahon
2008 Clinton Global Initiative, Lance Armstrong, Taylor Phinney, Don Catlin
Armstrong officially announced his comeback at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Standing with him were Don Catlin, who Armstrong said would run an independent anti-doping test program, and Taylor Phinney, who was leaving the Slipstream development program to join the new Trek-Livestrong team. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA
2009 Castilla y Leon, Lance Armstrong
Armstrong suffered his worse race injury ever when he broke his collarbone at the 2009 Vuelta Castilla y Leon. AFP PHOTO/ STRINGER
2011 Tour Down Under stage 5, Lance Armstrong
Armstrong's last major road race would be the 2011 Tour Down Under. AFP PHOTO/MARK GUNTER
2010 Tour de France, Paris parade, Lance Armstrong
Armstrong's fairwell tour of the Champs Elysees. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LENOIR