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Lance Armstrong recalls dating Sheryl Crow: 'It was a good ride'

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Lance Armstrong had a few surreal moments during his three-year relationship with Sheryl Crow.

The two started dating in 2003, and in February 2006, they called it quits after getting engaged five months earlier. In a tell-all interview on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show, the 45-year-old cyclist recalled what it was like being part of a power couple with the 55-year-old singer.

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"It was a good ride. She’s a great lady. Obviously it didn’t work out, but I think and I hope she’s happy. I’m happy," he told Stern. "I watched the GRAMMYs the other day, and we were like presenters at the GRAMMYs …At the time, I was like, ‘I’ve got to go do what?’"

Armstrong also admitted that it wasn't easy being in a relationship that made headlines. “It’s tough to pull it off. I mean, how many couples have been able to pull it off?” he noted. “To her credit, she was a stay-at-home — one of the biggest rock stars — but she was a great partner. She was at the races. It wasn’t like we never saw each other.”

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As for what ultimately led to their breakup, Armstrong confessed in his 2009 book that the two wanted different things. "She wanted marriage, she wanted children; and not that I didn’t want that," he wrote (via Us Weekly). "But I didn’t want that at that time because I had just gotten out of a marriage, I’d just had kids."

He added, "Yet we’re up against her biological clock — that pressure is what cracked it.”

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Armstrong has three children, Luke, 17, and twins Grace and Isabelle, 15, with ex-wife Kristin Richard, and two children, Max, 7, and Olivia, 6, with current girlfriend Anna Hansen. As for Crow, she has two sons, Wyatt, 9, and Levi, 6.

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