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Lance Armstrong

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The Resume

    (September 18, 1971- )
    Finished sixth in the Olympics (1992)
    Second American to win the Tour de France (1999-2005)
    (The other American was Greg LeMond - 1986, 89, 90)
    First person to win seven straight Tour de France (July 23, 2005)
    Sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service
    Announced his retirement from his cycling career after the 2005 Tour de France (July 23, 2005)
    Stripped of his Tour de France titles and banned for life from the sport following accusations of doping (August 23, 2012)

Why he might be annoying:

    He considers himself to be very emotional.
    Although he is the greatest American bicyclist, he is more popular outside of America than in it.
    He dropped his fight against the USADA's doping allegations despite calling the investigation 'an unconstitutional witch hunt.'
    After years of denying doping allegations, he 'came clean' and admitted to doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey (aired January 17, 2013).

Why he might not be annoying:

    He had testicular cancer.
    He spoke openly about his testicular cancer.
    He said: 'If there's one thing I say to those who use me as their example, it's that if you ever get a second chance in life, you've got to go all the way.'
    Despite his battle with cancer, he continued his rigorous training.
    He setup a foundation to help cancer survivors.
    He is ranked in People Magazine's 25 Most Intriguing People (1999).
    He has been accused of drug usage, but has never tested positive.
    He dated Sheryl Crow.
    He was born out of wedlock to a seventeen year old single mom.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 71 Votes: 52.11% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 130 Votes: 56.92% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 173 Votes: 55.49% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 69 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 42 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 163 Votes: 79.14% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 42 Votes: 73.81% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 87 Votes: 58.62% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 140 Votes: 56.43% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 718 Votes: 67.69% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 366 Votes: 68.31% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 286 Votes: 47.55% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 130 Votes: 54.62% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 883 Votes: 35.45% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 729 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 532 Votes: 53.76% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 1211 Votes: 41.54% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 3410 Votes: 42.64% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 2276 Votes: 42.49% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1728 Votes: 42.71% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2139 Votes: 42.03% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 6770 Votes: 38.97% Annoying