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PARIS (AP) - For one last time, the "Star-Spangled Banner" has rung out over the Champs-Elysees in honor of Lance Armstrong.

The cancer survivor put a finishing touch on his history-making career today with his seventh consecutive victory in the Tour de France.

On the winner's podium in Paris, the champ held his yellow cap over his heart as the American anthem played. His three children joined him on the podium. His twin daughters wore yellow dresses - the color of the race leader's jersey.

Armstrong thanked his team and congratulated his closest challengers -- telling them the future of the race is in their hands.

He also delivered a parting shot at those who've accused him of doping -- saying "I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles."