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"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever."

This message carries extra power coming from Lance Armstrong. With his final Tour de France starting tomorrow, we can be certain he'll be giving this everything he's got. Over the next three weeks, Lance will fight for a record-setting seventh Tour win. At 33, he's roughly three years beyond the point at which most cyclists reach their prime, making a seventh victory historically unlikely. But having won a record six straight Tours after overcoming an advanced case of testicular cancer, Lance now finds himself in a familiar position: statistically unlikely to win. As John Leicester reports, Lance Armstrong is attempting to do something that has eluded most sporting legends: leave their sport on a high note.