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Taking Stock of the Armstrong Legacy

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Discovery Channel team rider Lance Armstrong of the U.S. passes the Arc de Triomphe in Paris after winning his seventh Tour de France. Reuters hide caption

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Lance Armstrong's influence goes far beyond the sport of professional cycling. Among his many endeavors, he inspired cancer survivors and kick started the cycling economy. But Armstrong also found himself fighting skeptics who maintained he won seven tours with the help of performance-enhancing substances.

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