I just finished Lance Armstrong's book 'It's Not About the Bike'. It is his autobiographical account of his first Tour de France win in 1999 and his battle with cancer. Everyone is aware that he had testicular cancer but at the same time he was operated on for cancers in his lungs and his brain and then underwent long bouts of chemothearpy.
He may be a lot of things, some people find him arrgoant and aloof. That may well be and I'm sure he has his reasons, but he is definitely one tough sob. Anyone who tells him he can't, is in for a heavy helping of crow.