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The Inside Track

Lance Armstrong annouced Monday that he would retire from cycling after the Tour de France in July. Armstrong holds the record for Tour de France victories. Note: Eleven are tied with two victories each:

April 21, 2005

Armstrong's Tour de France winning margins and the runners-up in the races:

*--* TITLES WINNER COUNTRY 6 Lance Armstrong U.S. 5 Jacques Anquetil France 5 Bernard Hinault France 5 Miguel Indurain Spain 5 Eddy Merckx Belgium 3 Louison Bobet France 3 Greg LeMond U.S. 3 Phillippe Thys Belgium

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*--* YEAR MARGIN RUNNER-UP 2004 6 min. 19 sec. Andreas Kloden 2003 1 min. 1 sec. Jan Ullrich 2002 7 min. 17 sec. Joseba Beloki 2001 6 min. 44 sec. Jan Ullrich 2000 6 min. 2 sec. Jan Ullrich 1999 7 min. 37 sec. Alex Zuelle

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