This listing is for USPS / Lance Armstrong Priority Mail Envelope 2000 Tour de France Winner Commemorative Issue. Priority Mail Flat Rate 9" x 12" Envelope issued by the United States Postal Service in 2000 to commemorate Lance Armstrong winning the Tour De France for a 2nd Time! Postally unused with minor wear. The 2000 Tour de France was a multiple stage bicycle race held from 1 to 23 July, and the 87th edition of the Tour de France. It has no overall winner — although American cyclist Lance Armstrong originally won the event, the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced in August 2012 that they had disqualified Armstrong from all his results since 1998, including his seven Tour de France wins from 1999 to 2005; the Union Cycliste Internationale has confirmed this verdict. The Tour started with an individual time trial in Futuroscope (not an official prologue because it was longer than 8 km) and ended, traditionally, in Paris. The distance travelled was 3663 km (counter-clockwise around France). The Tour passed through Switzerland and Germany. Before the race started, there were several favourites: Armstrong, after his 1999 Tour de France victory; Jan Ullrich, having won the 1997 Tour de France, finishing second in the 1996 and 1998 tours, and not entering the 1999 Tour due to an injury; and 1998 Tour winner Marco Pantani. Richard Virenque finished 8th place in the 1999 Tour despite bad preparation, and for the 2000 edition he was considered an important rider. Fernando Escartín, Bobby Julich, Alexander Vinokourov and Alex Zülle were also considered contenders. Please see our other listings as we have many related items and various other treasures you may be interested in!!! I do combine winning products for savings on shipping and try to keep shipping charges as close to accurate as possible. Thanks for visiting our listings and especially for looking!!!