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  Armstrong wins record sixth Tour
Updated 25 July 2004, 16.45
Lance Armstrong has won six Tours
Lance Armstrong has won the Tour de France, becoming the first cyclist ever to do so six times.

The US rider, who famously recovered from cancer in 1996, won the race by more than six minutes after showing superb form during the mountain stages.

His US Postal team have given him brilliant support during the race, as he won five of the Tour's 20 stages.

Not only is Armstrong the only cyclist ever to win six Tours de France, he has also won all six in a row.

Armstrong started celebrating before the finish
Armstrong started celebrating before the finish
Armstrong was only given a 40% chance of surviving cancer, but three years later won his first Tour.

Only four other riders have won the event five times.

Armstrong didn't win the final stage, as traditionally the race leader takes it easy on the last day if they have a big enough lead.

The sprint finish on the Champs Elysees in Paris was taken on the line by Belgian rider Tom Boonen.

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