Cycling Body Officially Strips Armstrong's 7 Tour Wins
Cyclist banned for life, 'has no place' in sport: top official
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 22, 2012 6:57 AM CDT
Updated Oct 22, 2012 7:47 AM CDT
This Feb. 15, 2011 file photo shows US cyclist Lance Armstrong during an interview in Austin, Texas.   (AP Photo/Thao Nguyen)

(Newser) – Following a recommendation by the US Anti-Doping Agency, the governing organization for cycling has withdrawn Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles and banned him for life. "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling," says International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid. That leaves Tour de France officials to nominate new victors for the races from 1999 to 2005, if they so choose, CNN reports. "This is not the first time cycling has reached a crossroads and has had to begin anew," says McQuaid. "It will do so again with vigor."

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Wrongdirection
Oct 22, 2012 10:53 AM CDT
WTF No Congressional hearings? What happened to the halls of Justice? I thought this was America! Always in my mind Lance will have won many times, Nothing is going to change that for me! "HE IS A WINNER," Always will be! If people can't except extraordnary People do live amoung us, That would be their loss.
vendetta
Oct 22, 2012 10:24 AM CDT
Enjoy obscurity you cheating fuck.
Yourself
Oct 22, 2012 10:07 AM CDT
please, entertain me : how do you replace a doping user with someone else when doping was RAMPANT among the whole sport. Almost all the retired cyclist admit to it being a major issue and that not one of them would have made it to the top of the sport without doing so. So... you strip Lance, and you're going to expect me to believe that the guy you'll replace him with was a "clean" rider. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA