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In cycling there is no bigger race than the Tour de France. One of the most gruelling yet beautiful contests in the world has had numerous prestigious champions over the years but none have been as dominant as American Lance Armstrong. After being diagnosed with testicular cancer, Armstrong would battle back to fitness and then win seven Tours in a row between 1999 and 2005. Before him, Miguel Indurain of Spain had won five in a row during the 90s while Eddy Merckx and Jacques Anquetil both won four Tours in a row.

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