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Taking Stock of the Armstrong Legacy

Lance Armstrong's influence goes far beyond the sport of professional cycling. Among his many endeavors, he inspired cancer survivors and kick started the cycling economy. But Armstrong also found himself fighting skeptics who maintained he won seven tours with the help of performance-enhancing substances.

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Tom Goldman is NPR's sports correspondent. His reports can be heard throughout NPR's news programming, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and on NPR.org.