Lance Armstrong stories in the SI Vault

Breaking Away By Leigh Montville, July 04, 1994 Lance Armstrong of the U.S. is the world cycling champ. Now he's eyeing a bigger prize.

Tour De Armstrong By Alan Shipnuck, May 20, 1996 America's Lance Armstrong sets his sights on Olympic gold after a stirring win in the Tour DuPont.

Heavenly Ascent By Ian Thomsen, July 24, 2000 Making a molehill out of a mountain, Lance Armstrong surged toward his second Tour de France win.

Magnifique! By Austin Murphy, August 06, 2001 A dominating performance in the mountains won Lance Armstrong, the new master of the peloton, his third straight Tour de France.

Back On The Bike By Austin Murphy, November 10, 2003 After a year of marital problems, and a brutally close Tour de France, Lance Armstrong is steering toward a new course.

Tour of Duty By Rick Reilly, August 2, 2004 It was pudding, this sixth Tour de France win for Lance Armstrong. Easy as a Sunday ride with your arthritic aunt. He could've won it while doing his taxes.

Marathon Man By Brian Cazeneuve, November 13, 2006 It was harder than taking the Tour, but Lance Armstrong conquered New York -- and showed that he shines even when lost in a crowd.

Still Not About The Bike By Austin Murphy, October 06, 2008 Lance Armstrong returns with a cure, not the Tour, on his mind.

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