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Edenbridge to burn an effigy of Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong at the 2012 Paris Roubaix cycle race from Compiegne to Roubaix on April 8, 2012 in Paris, France.
Lance Armstrong at the 2012 Paris Roubaix cycle race from Compiegne to Roubaix on April 8, 2012 in Paris, France. Bryn Lennon / Getty Images

LANCE Armstrong's career has crashed and burned, and now the man himself is about to go up in smoke ... well, a 9m high effigy of him at least.

As part of Guy Fawkes celebrations across England each year, the town of Edenbridge burns an effigy of a celebrity who has fallen from grace - and this year the disgraced American cyclist has been chosen for the "honour".

The effigy comes complete with a sign that reads 'For sale, racing bike, no longer required".

Towns across Britain light bonfires and set off fireworks on November 5 each year to commemorate a failed plot by Guy Fawkes in 1605 to blow up the houses of Parliament.

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