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Lance Armstrong

Stripped of ALL

Tour De France Wins

8/24/2012 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lance Armstrong is no longer a Tour de France champion ... the cyclist has been STRIPPED of his seven titles in the wake of allegations that he used banned performance-enhancers.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency made the announcement this morning ... Armstrong will not only lose his victories, he has also been banned from the sport of cycling for life.

Armstrong has adamantly denied the allegations ... claiming the testing process is "one-sided and unfair."

Lance released a statement responding to a USADA official yesterday saying, "There is zero physical evidence to support his outlandish and heinous claims." 

"The only physical evidence here is the hundreds of controls I have passed with flying colors. I made myself available around the clock and around the world. In-competition. Out of competition. Blood. Urine. Whatever they asked for I provided. What is the point of all this testing if, in the end, USADA will not stand by it?"

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151.

mc    

Lance Armstrong could spend the next few years and millions of dollars defending himself only to be found guilty by an organization that has already made a decision on his guilt absent a trial or any overwhelming evidence. So, rather than waste time and money, Lance Armstrong has decided to stop defending himself so as to force the USADA to find him guilty and demand that he relinquish his Tour titles and medals so he can then declare that the USADA has no jurisdiction in his case and therefore cannot issue a guilty verdict and demand that his Tour titles and medals be relinquished. So now the USADA will be on the defensive attempting to show they are a governing organization for cycling athletes able to convict and punish, which they will not be able to show, therefore, Lance will be able to retain his titles and medals. So there.

734 days ago
152.

CPuiulet    

Cheating is getting and advantage by doing something nobody else is doing.

734 days ago
153.

CPuiulet    

Cheating is getting an advantage by doing something nobody else is doing.

734 days ago
154.

Mike Huntsarry    

The whole steroid "problem" is nonsense. Steroids dont give you that much if any edge. If you suck at riding a bike you're not going to suddenly become the most dominant person in the sport by using a testosterone supplement. I doubt he used but even if he did he was already better than everyone else before. I think the losers are just looking for excuses.

734 days ago
155.

Bagheera    

He doped no more and no less than everyone else in the "sport".

734 days ago
156.

gabbie    

Why are some of you insulting us (French people)? we have nothing but great admiration for Lance Amstrong. Truly.

734 days ago
157.

TMZenith    

First, they take his balls, then they take his medals. Oh, the humanity!

734 days ago
158.

Jen    

I don't believe he took any drugs, and I thnk it's disgusting that they are taking the word of admitted liars over actual proof, ie all the tests he passed. If they are saying the tests he passed were unreliable, surely they have to strip every single winner ever of their medals. Because if a passed test isn't good enough to prove your innocence, you literally have no way to prove you haven't taken drugs. Literally.

734 days ago
159.

Phil     

Lance Armstrong being stripped of his 7 wins of the turd de France ! He has never failed a drug test . And they don't have any proof he doped. But surposely they have 11 team mates that will testify he doped. Well that's like leaving a bar and being pulled over by the law and arrested for drunk driving. But after taking a blood test you have no alcohol  in your system. But the policeman says that don't matter. I have 11 bar customers saying he was drunk. 
Hey he beat the french 7 times (nothing wrong with that) and he raised 450 million dollars for the cancer society . Obama used dope and you let him be president . Let the past die! People who can't always try and tear down those who can ! 

734 days ago
160.

no     

BS

734 days ago
161.

Smarg    

Guess I gotta change my bracelet from "live Strong" to Live Strong on Dope".

734 days ago
162.

Phil     

Lance Armstrong being stripped of his 7 wins of the turd de France ! He has never failed a drug test . And they don't have any proof he doped. But surposely they have 11 team mates that will testify he doped. Well that's like leaving a bar and being pulled over by the law and arrested for drunk driving. But after taking a blood test you have no alcohol  in your system. But the policeman says that don't matter. I have 11 bar customers saying he was drunk. 
Hey he beat the french 7 times (nothing wrong with that) and he raised 450 million dollars for the cancer society . Obama used dope and you let him be president . Let the past die! People who can't always try and tear down those who can ! 

734 days ago
163.

PradaMe    

I DON'T KNOW MR. ARMSTRONG FROM A CAN OF PAINT! YET I DON'T LIKE HIM . HE SEEMS LIKE A JERK IN THE FEW INTERVIEWS THAT I COULD STOMACH WATCHING HIM, SEVEN WINS , REALLY,HAD HE GIVEN SOMEONE ELSE A CHANCE PERHAPS HE COULD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH BEING A CHEATER, GREED IS A TERRIBLE THING THAT WILL BITE U IN THE ASS. SEVEN WINS IN A ROW. REALLY AND U DIDN'T THINK THAT A FLAG IN THE COLOR RED WOULD RISE AND FLY?? MAJOR ARROGANCE ON YOU MR. ARMSTRONG

734 days ago
164.

Lillianne    

Oh my God. Why so much anti-French sentiment? It's the UNITED STATES Anti-Doping Agency, not anyone else... Sorry, nationalist Americans, it's your own country screwing your superstars over...

For what it's worth, I love Lance. Hope he's innocent.

734 days ago
165.

mindscapes    

Banning someone who is retired? WTF. Only ICU can strip the titles away NOT usada.

usada has no authority over Tour de France.

734 days ago
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