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7/25/05-Paris, France

Lance Armstrong Bids Farewell to Tour de France

Lance Armstrong is saying goodbye to cycling at age 33 on his terms and on top of the sport. After winning the Tour de France for a record seventh consecutive time, Armstrong says he has "absolutely no regrets" about going out on top.

The Texan concluded his amazing career by finishing four minutes and 40 seconds ahead of Italy's Ivan Basso. He reiterated that he was "finished" as he rode a victory lap on the Champs-Elysees.

Wet conditions prompted organizers to actually stop the clock once Armstrong and the main pack reached Paris. Three of his teammates slipped and crashed coming around the bend as they approached the River Seine. Armstrong braked and skidded into the fallen riders but was able to finish the rest of the race without incident.

No other cyclist has won more than five Tour de France crowns.

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