(L) 2005 STAGE 14 / Ax-3-Domaines - July 16, 2005: Lance Armstrong charges toward the mountain-top finish line on July 16, 2005. (R) 2004 STAGE 13 / Plateau de Beille, France: Spectators await the race arrival on July 17, 2004. Armstrong was the most dominant Tour rider during these years. He was subsequently stripped of his Tour titles due to doping-related infractions. Many riders from the Armstrong era have also been sanctioned for using banned substances.