Infamous Tour de France Crashes

Photo: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

July 21, 2003

Lance Armstrong dealt with a fair share of misfortune during his run of seven straight Tour de France wins. His most memorable crash was during a duel with noted climber Iban Mayo (behind, in orange) during Stage 15 of the 2003 Tour on the climb to Luz-Ardiden. Armstrong rode close to a row of spectators, and his handlebar tangled with a fan's bag (VIDEO), bringing his bike crashing down. Armstrong regrouped and came back to win the stage in one of his most memorable rides.

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