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April 18th, 2005 - 8:06 pm

One of the greatest athletes ever is set to retire:

Lance Armstrong, the Texan who became the lone star of cycling’s biggest race, will end his improbable ride from death’s door to cloud nine after a final three-week journey around France.

With emotion in his voice, Armstrong said Monday that the 2005 Tour de France from July 2 to July 24 would be his final race as a professional cyclist, win or lose.

Go out winning, Lance.

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