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This Day In Sports History (July 25th) — Lance Armstrong
Riding for the US Postal Service team, Armstrong finished six minutes 19 seconds ahead of Germany’s Andreas Kloden. He would win a personal best five stages, including three consecutive mountain stages and the final individual time trial in stage 19.
Lance Armstrong would go on to win his seventh consecutive Tour de France title the following year, before retiring on July 24, 2005. He has since attempted a comeback, but could only manage a third place finish in 2009 and a 23rd place finish in 2010. The latter stages of his career have also been marred by accusations of doping, which continue to haunt the American rider’s storied career.
Here is a look at Lance Armstrong winning Stage 17 of the 2004 Tour de France.
Walter Payton, NFL -Born on July 25, 1954 in Columbia, Mississippi
Tony Granato, NHL – Born on July 25, 1964 (age 48) in Downers Grove, Illinois
Jon Barry, NBA – Born on July 25, 1969 (age 43) in Oakland, California