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What is Lance Armstrong doing in 2019?

Lance Armstrong is known for having been a professional road-racing cyclist notorious for having participated in the grandest doping disrepute in as far as cycling is concerned. However, half a dozen years since his ban from cycling, Lance Armstrong has managed to revolutionize himself and become a positive societal influencer as manifested in his strife to tell the world about his life. In 2019, he has proved to venture into something new- Next Ventures

Lance Armstrong’s investment in Uber and how it influenced his 2019 project

In 2019, Lance ventured in to the Uber company y plunging in an investment of up to $100000 by means of lowercase financing. This was a wise move because it rescued his family from the brink of financial collapse. The threat to his finances is owed to the 2012 probe into his prowess in cycling that revealed the fact that Lance would use performance enhancing substances which aided in his exceptional performance in the tour de France. This scandal saw Lance’s titles for the previous races revoked as well as the loss of lucrative endorsement offers.

What comes with the new investment?

According to Lance Armstrong, the investment into the Uber Company has seen him reap a lot of benefits, giving him insight to what benefits venture capital has the potential to confer, an element that has seen him set up his own venture fund under the title of Next Ventures.

Next Venture

Next Ventures is a venture fund categorically set up to support newbies in sports, wellness, and nutrition and fitness arena. The first investment made by this venture fund is the portfolio-based company called Carlsbad, Calif.-based PowerDot. This is a 2.5-year-old maker of an app-based, smart muscle stimulation device, which is able to transmit electrical impulses to contract tender soft tissue. This helps cyclists and other athletes in the recovery process following the numerous exercises and workouts, which they may have subjected their muscles to.


As such, it is true to say that the past life of lance Armstrong have been instrumental in his 2019 venture which targets athletes of all kinds in a way that strives to make their life easier and better. This is because, having been an athlete himself, (cyclist), lance understands what workouts can do to the muscles in the recovery process and maybe, in his own way, this is a way of making amends for the disrepute he was involved in.

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Lance Armstrong Book Signing, Tucson

Every once in a while the road of life can take a wonderful turn and provide an unexpected warm fuzzy.  For me, yesterday was one of those days.  The man who owns more yellow jerseys that anyone else made a typical Tucson shopping mall the place to be for cycling enthusiasts by hosting a book signing of his new book, Comeback 2.0.

While December Sunday afternoons usually involve watching football, doing some Christmas shopping or just trying to stay warm, Tucson’s balmy weather cooperated for those willing to fight the holiday crowds and stand in line at Borders bookstore.  Besides those wanting to get the famous autograph on their personal copy, the store was cluttered with curious onlookers creating a strobe-like effect while documenting the exciting scene with their cameras.

Lance Armstrong, surrounded by security, was sitting at a table armed with a sharpie and his engaging smile.  The leader of Team Radioshack was looking extremely fit and tanned, wearing a black ball cap and a black “Mellow Johnny’s” T-shirt sporting a single red star in the center.  The star, representative of Lance’s bike shop and home state, also gives testament to the celestial-status attained by the legendary cyclist.  Yes, Armstrong is a star but he still takes time to share his successes and his infectious personality with adoring fans.

Just by chance, I was the last person whose book Lance Armstrong signed (see picture above; staff writer Todd Huff talking to Lance) .  It all happened very quickly as a tight schedule dictated his departure after almost an hour and a half of signing over 600 copies.  He was whisked out a back door as fans continued to snap pictures and voice well wishes for the future.  Their Tucson training camp almost over, Lance and his new team will continue to create excitement around town but the personal appearance will be cherished by many as “once in a life time”.

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