Lance Armstrong Stripped of All Seven Tour de France Wins by UCI

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lance Armstrong, the American cyclist, has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by the sport’s governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI) .

UCI president Pat McQuaid said:

“Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling. He deserves to be forgotten.”

McQuaid added Armstrong had been stripped of all results since 1 August, 1998 and banned for life.

Armstrong, 41, received the lifetime ban from USADA, the United States Anti-Doping Agency for what they called “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen”.

USADA released a 1,000-page report earlier this month which included sworn testimony from 26 people, including 15 riders with knowledge of the US Postal Service Team and the doping activities of its members.

Recently, eleven riders came forward and spoke on record that Armstrong had bribed them to let Armstrong win his events.

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5 Responses to Lance Armstrong Stripped of All Seven Tour de France Wins by UCI

  1. Joe in Colorado says:

    Armstrong is a disgrace. A disgrace as a human being and a disgrace as a professional cyclist. He should refund the $29.95 people forked over to read his book. Everything about this guy is a fraud.

  2. Matteo says:

    D.C. Once Loved Lance Armstrong but Not Now
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82702.html

    “Lance Armstrong, oh my gosh. I’m proud that he’s such a Texan.” – Sen. Kay Bailey Hutschison

  3. Seabec says:

    Lance Armstrong, from hero to zero in a snap of the fingers.

  4. The Real Adam says:

    Armstrong is obviously a talented athlete and cyclist.

    All of which begs the question? What made him think he had to cheat? Had he just competed fairly none of this embarrassment would’ve happened. I don’t understand people like him.

  5. DMason says:

    I don’t know, if Armstrong is so talented, Real Adam. If he were why the doping?

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