After defeating a death sentence of brain and testicular cancer, he returned to pro-racing to win 7 consecutive Tour de France's. No one had ever won more than 5 in a lifetime.
He retired. Missed the last 3 tours. Now he's back to raise awareness for LIVESTRONG, his foundation to inspire people fighting cancer.
Lance in his custom black & yellow LIVESTRONG kit.
Today the 37 year old jumped from 10th to 3rd place in the 96th Tour de France.
Although few people in his home country even know he's racing, millions of fans turn out for the races from all over Europe. In fact, the Tour is
"More popular than any other sporting event, including the Super Bowl, World Series and Olympic Games"