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) .
“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.