UCI ban Armstrong for life

Cycling's governing body agrees to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him for life.

    UCI ban Armstrong for life
    Armstrong’s reputation as the cancer survivor who claimed a record seven consecutive Tour de France victories is now in tatters after the UCI ratified the USADA report [Reuters]

    International Cycling Union (UCI) President Pat McQuaid announced on Monday that the federation accepted the US Anti-Doping Agency's report on Armstrong and would not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

    The decision clears the way for Tour de France organizers to officially remove Armstrong's name from the record books, erasing his consecutive victories from 1999-2005.

    Tour director Christian Prudhomme has said the race would go along with what cycling's governing body decides and will have no official winners for those years.

    More to follow


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