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FILE - In this July 24, 2005, file photo, Lance Armstrong gestures for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France cycling race before the final stage between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital. In 2005, Armstrong was also named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year and ESPN's ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete. He later announced what would be a temporary retirement from cycling in 2005. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
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FILE - In this July 24, 2005, file photo, Lance Armstrong gestures for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France cycling race before the final stage between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital. In 2005, Armstrong was also named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year and ESPN's ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete. He later announced what would be a temporary retirement from cycling in 2005. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

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