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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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16.

jackmama311    

livestrong!

688 days ago
17.

AreUCrazy    

USADA.. contact them and tell them exactly what you think about this
1-719-785-2000

688 days ago
18.

twcsmom    

If I were Lance Armstrong...I would get the biggest power attorney to work for him PRO BONO because the international publicity for this would pay for itself. If Lance is truly innocent, which I believe he is, take the UCADA to court for defamation of character and get them to PROVE he did something in a court of law, not in some hearing that is biased!

688 days ago
19.

eicarr     

Hopefully we'll never have to hear about this dumb "sport" or race again. I thought soccer was lame.

688 days ago
20.

Mike    

Now if only the USADA had the authority to do this, it would mean something. But since they don't this means nothing.

688 days ago
21.

Mary Ann McQueen    

As much as I believed in his innocence, I can't imagine the man who coined the phrase "Live Strong" would not fight for his good name. Sad day.

688 days ago
22.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

The USADA should stick with governing beef.

688 days ago
23.

jtm371    

you might want to do some background the UCI is the only one that can strip the tittles from Lance.you might want to change your headline.

688 days ago
24.

Honeys Booboo    

Suck his one ball, haters.

688 days ago
25.

Thomas Jefferson    

BS

688 days ago
26.

Swins    

I don't thing the US Anti Doping agency has ANY power to strip Tour wins. They can ban him from Olympic competition but WADA and USCF and the Tour body are the only ones who can move to strip him of his tour wins.

688 days ago
27.

gamepro    

one of the greatest athletes alive and now he got all his awards taken away and banned from his sport and **** them *******s their just jealous

688 days ago
28.

buzz kill    

I hate to admit it but, he must be guilty. Why else would he allow the USADA to strip him of all his titles and ban him from the sport. Everything he accomplished and worked so hard for gone without a fight, why?

688 days ago
29.

FLU    

This story is inaccurate. The USADA cannot strip Lance of his medals, they can only make that recommendation to the International Cycling Union which hasn't made a decision on whether they will revoke Lance's titles.
...makes you wonder what else TMZ is getting wrong or only partially correct.

688 days ago
30.

smorbie    

I don't understand. If he tested negative all those times without ever having a positive test, then why were they after him?
And if he wasn't guilty, why did he give up??

688 days ago
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