Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004

Lance Armstrong

Appearing relaxed as he took a break from training in Megve, France, the 32-year-old Texan pedaled on to a record sixth straight Tour de France title. Dogged by rumors of doping — despite his denials and negative drug tests — he explained the historic feat by saying, "Everything went perfectly." His yellow jersey shared honors with his yellow Live Strong wristbands, which help raise cancer awareness — and millions for research.