Full name: Lance Edward Gunderson
Nicknames: King Lance, The Boss, The Animal, The Big Tex
Born: September 18, 1971, Plano (Texas)
Known as: Cyclist and seven time Tour de France winner
Personal: Divorced, father of three children
Memorable quote: "It's ironic; I used to ride my bike to make a living. Now I just want to live so that I can ride"
Lance Armstrong has become a figure of inspiration after being diagnosed with cancer with only a 50:50 chance of survival. He has not only beaten the odds but surpassed all expectations in competitive cycling
In support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s ‘Live Strong’ campaign, artist Shepard Fairey has created a new mural featuring Armstrong on the side of the Montalban Theater in downtown Hollywood
Aside from cycling, Armstrong runs marathons and has driven a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace car to lead the start of the Indianapolis 500
He was banned for life from competitive cycling and all Olympic related sports and stripped of his Tour de France titles in August 2012 due to drug allegations. He subsequently confessed to using banned substances in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey on 17th January 2013.