Seven-time Tour de France champion who was banned from cycling competitions for life by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in 2012.
He competed in triathlons until joining the Motorola cycling team in 1992.
His LIVE STRONG bracelets raised money for cancer research and awareness, and encouraged people to live life to the fullest.
He had three kids with his first wife, Kristin Richards, who he divorced in 2003. That same year, he began dating singer Sheryl Crow, who he broke up with in 2006, and later dated Kate Hudson and Ashley Olsen. He later began dating Anna Hansen and the couple welcomed two children. He got engaged to Anna Hansen in 2017. He and Kristin Richard had children together named Isabelle Rose, Grace and Luke.
He was the second Biker to win the 2002 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year; the first was the great Greg LeMond.