This Day In Sports History (July 25th) — Lance Armstrong

LAnce Armstrong 2004 Tour de France win

It was on this day in 2004 that Lance Armstrong won his sixth straight Tour de France title.  With the win, he became the first rider to ever win six Yellow Jerseys.

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 been stripped of all seven of his Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life by the World Anti Doping Agency after the US Anti Doping Agency discovered that he had been doping and trafficking drugs.

Here is a look at Lance Armstrong winning Stage 17 of the 2004 Tour de France.

Notable Birthdays

Walter Payton, NFL -Born on July 25, 1954 in Columbia, Mississippi

Tony Granato, NHL – Born on July 25, 1964 (age 49) in Downers Grove, Illinois

Jon Barry, NBA – Born on July 25, 1969 (age 44) in Oakland, California

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