Lance Armstrong has a new title to add to his name: Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. Tufts University presented the degree to Armstrong who addressed the graduates at commencement over the weekend. The university awarded the degree for his accomplishments in the sport of cycling and his work fighting cancer.
In his speech Armstrong joked that he would attempt an eighth Tour de France title with the members of the Tufts University cycling team as he revealed wearing a team jersey. "You know, for a guy who barely made it out of high school, I find it incredibly ironic that I am standing up here as a doctor," Armstrong said in his speech. "Now I have graduated from cycling. My education has been on the road. My education has been through illness. My education has been on a death bed. I realized that the only way to live life and to lead life is actively and as active citizens."