Despite being outnumbered by all of the odds, Lance Armstrong won the Tour De France in 1999. The cycling great had been suffering testicular cancer that had eventually spread to his lungs and brain. However, this didn’t stop him from returning to the 1999 Tour De France and taking home the gold. He even managed to beat his toughest rivals by more than seven minutes. Let’s not forget that Mr. Armstrong went on to win the event another six times before he retired in 2005. Even though he has been accused lately of doping, his accomplishments can not be ignored.