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1 -- Americans who have won the Tour de France three consecutive times -- Lance Armstrong. Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong came back from more than a 35-minute deficit to win his third consecutive Tour de France.
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2 -- Americans who have won the Tour de France since its inception in 1903 -- Greg LeMond and Armstrong.
5 -- Cyclists who have won at least three consecutive Tour de Frances, led by Miguel Indurain's five in a row from 1991-95. Jacques Anquetil won four in a row (1961-64), as did Eddy Merckx (1969-72), and Louis Bobet (1953-55) and Armstrong (1999-01) won three each.
8 -- Cyclists who have won the Tour de France at least three times -- Indurain (5), Anquetil (5), Merckx (5), Bernard Hinault (5), Philippe Thyjs (3), Bobet (3), LeMond (3) and three-time winner Armstrong.
20 -- Stages in the Tour de France. Armstrong won four of the them and finished in the top five in two others. Overall, he has 11 career stage victories in the race.
24.9 -- Armstrong's average speed, in mph, in winning the Tour de France. It is the third-fastest time in tour history, behind his own speed in 1999 and Marco Pantani's in '98.
35:19 -- Armstrong's deficit after Stage 9 of the Tour de France. He won three of the next four stages and took control of the yellow jersey for good in stage 13. It was the largest comeback victory in the history of the Tour. Italy's Fausto Coppi made up 30 minutes to win by 10 in 1952.
36 -- Armstrong's best Tour de France finish in four attempts before winning in 1999.
86:17:28 -- Armstrong's winning Tour de France time, the third-fastest in the history of the race.
$285,000 -- Armstrong's earnings for winning the 2001 Tour de France. As is customary, he allowed his teammates and crew to split the money.
2,141 -- Length, in miles, of the Tour de France, or about 346 times around Central Park.
$1,000,000 -- Raised by the 2001 Ride for the Roses, Armstrong's annual charity race ih Austin, Texas, that benefits cancer research.

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