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Lance Armstrong Tour de France Titles in Jeopardy? Top 10 Cyclists in Tour de France History

Lance Armstrong Wins Tour de France in 2005

Lance Armstrong on the Way to his Seventh and Final Tour de France Win, 2005 (Getty)

According to the Washington Post, “Lance Armstrong‘s seven Tour de France titles could be jeopardized by the doping allegations made by two former cycling teammates.”

If the allegations are true, it would be an embarrassment for the sport and Mr. Armstrong and a black-eye to the reputation of American sportsmen and sportswomen.

Who isn’t on steroids? Who wasn’t? What has happened to the world of professional sports, nationally and internationally? What does the future hold?  These are all good questions.

Top 10 Cyclists in Tour de France History

1. Lance Armstrong (USA) 7 1999-2005
2. Jacques Anquetil (FRA) 5 1957, 1961-1964
2. Eddy Merckx (BEL) 5 1969-1972, 1974
2. Bernard Hinault (FRA) 5 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985
2. Miguel Indurain (ESP) 5 1991-1995
6. Philippe Thys (BEL) 3 1913, 1914, 1920
6. Louison Bobet (FRA) 3 1953-1955
6. Greg LeMond (USA) 3 1986, 1989, 1990
6. Alberto Contador (ESP) 3 2007, 2009, 2010
10. Lucien Petit-Breton (FRA) 2 1907, 1908
10. Firmin Lambot (BEL) 2 1919, 1922
10. Ottavio Bottecchia (ITA) 2 1924, 1925
10. Nicolas Frantz (LUX) 2 1927, 1928
10. Andre’ Leducq (FRA) 2 1930, 1932
10. Antonin Magne (FRA) 2 1931, 1934
10. Sylvere Maes (BEL) 2 1936, 1939
10. Gino Bartali (ITA) 2 1938, 1948
10. Fausto Coppi (ITA) 2 1949, 1952
10. Bernard Thevenet (FRA) 2 1975, 1977
10. Laurent Fignon (FRA) 2 1983, 1984
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