11:11 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Tour de France
Originally posted 10/22/2012 08:05AM
Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles as ordered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, banning him from the sport for life.
The International Cycling Union announced Monday that it would accept the report issued on Armstrong, 41, which charges him with steroid use as well as using a blood boosters and transfusions to mask performance-enhancing substances in his system. He has continued to deny these allegations.
"Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling," UCI president Pat McQuaid said at a press conference in Geneva on Monday, announcing the ruling.
Originally posted 08/24/2012 01:25PM
By announcing he will no longer fight his investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency – which accused him of using, possessing, trafficking and giving to others performance-enhancing drugs, as well as covering up doping violations – seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong is being stripped of his titles and prizes going back to Aug. 1, 1998 and banned for life from competing.
"I will no longer address this issue, regardless of the circumstances," Armstrong, a survivor of testicular cancer, said in a statement.
Originally posted 08/24/2012 01:00AM
Lance Armstrong has quit the race.
The seven-time Tour de France victor announced Thursday he will no longer fight his investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency – meaning he will be banned for life from ever competing again, reports CNN.
Late Thursday, the USADA confirmed it will also strip Armstrong of all results since Aug. 1, 1998, reports USA Today.
"There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, 'Enough is enough.' For me, that time is now," Armstrong, 40, said in a statement.
Originally posted 06/13/2012 04:00PM
Lance Armstrong left countless riders in the dust in a sparkling cycling career that included seven Tour de France victories. But he can't seem to shake the doping allegations that threaten to sully his legendary accomplishments.
The latest episode of the saga is unfolding this week, as the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has brought formal doping charges against Armstrong, 40, in an effort to strip him of his titles, CNN reports.
Armstrong, as he has in the past, vigorously denied the charges.
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