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UCI Strips Lance Armstrong of Seven Tour de France Wins

By October 22, 2012

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Lance Armstrong Michelob Ultra spokesman The bad news continues for Lance Armstrong. Today the governing body of professional cycling announced that it will strip Lance Armstrong of the seven Tour de France victories he won between 1999-2005 as a result of the compelling evidence against him released by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

"Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling, and he deserves to be forgotten," said Pat McQuaid, president of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).  In addition to stripping Armstrong of his victories in the TdF and other races, McQuaid reiterated that Armstrong would also be banned for life from competing, calling it a "landmark day for cycling."

As a result of the USADA report, which totals over 1,000 pages of testimony from Armstrong's former teammates on the U.S. Postal Service cycling team and others, Armstrong has been dropped from a number of lucrative advertising contracts with Nike, Oakley, Trek, Anheuser-Busch and others.

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October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm
(1) Ray B says:

At this point I am not going to watch professional cycling anymore
not because of any actions by any cyclist but because of the industry taking away the winning record of one of the best cyclists of all time regardless of anything he may have done. As is indicated by everyone, everyone may have been doping and no one could succeed without it. Also since there was never a positive test all hearsay evidence is irrelevant.. Lance will always be the hero I have set him up to be and no one can take that away. I am unwilling to proceed forward with cycling always wondering if in the future my heroes will be taken from me. I wont bother watching. I am going to delete cycling from my dvr

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