In 1994, he again won the Thrift Drug Classic and came second in the Tour Du Pont in the United States.
He also received a lifetime ban from all sports that follow the World Anti-Doping Code—ending his competitive career.
In the aftermath of his fall from grace, a CNN article wrote that "The epic downfall of cycling's star, once an idolized icon of millions around the globe, stands out in the history of professional sports."5 million to the U. Government after whistleblower proceedings were commenced by Floyd Landis, a former team member.
He collected the Thrift Drug Triple Crown of Cycling: the Thrift Drug Classic in Pittsburgh, the K-Mart West Virginia Classic, and the Core States USPRO national championship in Philadelphia.
He is alleged by another cyclist competing in the Core States Road Race to have bribed that cyclist so that he would not compete with Armstrong for the win.
Between 20, he raced with Team Radio Shack, the UCI Pro Team he helped found. Armstrong had been the subject of doping allegations ever since winning the 1999 Tour de France.
In 2012, a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) investigation concluded that Armstrong had used performance-enhancing drugs over the course of his career As a result, he was stripped of all of his achievements from August 1998 onward, including his seven Tour de France titles.
On October 2, 1996, at age 25, Armstrong was diagnosed with stage three (advanced) testicular cancer (embryonal carcinoma).
Asked in a later interview what he thought Armstrong's chances of survival were, Reeves said "Almost none.
is an American former professional road racing cyclist, infamous for the biggest doping scandal in cycling history.
At age 16, Armstrong began competing as a triathlete and was a national sprint-course triathlon champion in 19.
In the 1996 Olympic Games, he finished 6th in the time trial and 12th in the road race.