Lance Armstrong was stripped on Monday of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by the governing body of cycling following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that has accused him of leading a massive doping programme on his teams.
Doping: Lance Armstrong stripped of titles and banned for life
International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid said the USADA’s report had been accepted and they would not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. “Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling,” Mr. McQuaid said at a news conference. “This is a landmark day for cycling.”
The decision clears the way for Tour de France organisers to officially remove Armstrong’s name from the record books, erasing his consecutive victories from 1999 to 2005.
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