Lance Armstrong

1971 - Today

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Lance Edward Armstrong (né Gunderson; born September 18, 1971) is an American former professional road racing cyclist. He achieved international fame for winning the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005, but was stripped of his titles after an investigation into doping allegations, called the Lance Armstrong doping case, found he used performance-enhancing drugs over his career. He is currently banned for life from all sanctioned bicycling events.At age 16, Armstrong began competing as a triathlete and was a national sprint-course triathlon champion in 1989 and 1990. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lance Armstrong has received more than 13,034,644 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Lance Armstrong is the 12th most popular cyclist (down from 6th in 2019), the 1,727th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,312th in 2019) and the most popular American Cyclist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 13M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 82

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Lance Armstrongs by language

Over the past year Lance Armstrong has had the most page views in the with 1,530,272 views, followed by French (214,893), and German (199,228). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (190.61%), Vietnamese (173.19%), and Cantonese (164.21%)


Among cyclists, Lance Armstrong ranks 12 out of 1,613Before him are Gino Bartali, Maurice Garin, Bernard Hinault, Lucien Petit-Breton, Miguel Induráin, and Felice Gimondi. After him are Hugo Koblet, Joop Zoetemelk, Henri Cornet, Rik Van Looy, Charly Gaul, and Roger De Vlaeminck.

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Among people born in 1971, Lance Armstrong ranks 24Before him are Fabien Barthez, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dolores O'Riordan, Ewan McGregor, Jari Litmanen, and Hakan Şükür. After him are Sacha Baron Cohen, Henrik Larsson, Unai Emery, Thalía, Vitali Klitschko, and Ma Dong-seok.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lance Armstrong ranks 1,727 out of 20,380Before him are Fred Ward (1942), Larry Page (1973), John Forsythe (1918), Lou Ferrigno (1951), Husband E. Kimmel (1882), and Chief Seattle (1786). After him are Edward Snowden (1983), Mark Felt (1913), Dean Stockwell (1936), John Densmore (1944), Roger Ebert (1942), and Jeffrey C. Hall (1945).

Among CYCLISTS In United States

Among cyclists born in United States, Lance Armstrong ranks 1After him are Greg LeMond (1961), Giuseppe Enrici (1896), Andrew Hampsten (1962), Floyd Landis (1975), Sepp Kuss (1994), Levi Leipheimer (1973), Tommy Godwin (1920), Tyler Hamilton (1971), Bobby Julich (1971), Major Taylor (1878), and George Hincapie (1973).