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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