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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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76.

Poor Leno    

Sad when people have to cheat to be the best, and set the rest of the sport in bad light. I have no respect for people like Lance, so i don't feel sorry to see that he lost his medals and honors.

701 days ago
77.

Gretel    

I don't know about this one. Would Lance Armstrong be the only person in the sport everrrr to have access to the specific dope(s) he is being accused of. No one else in the history of the sport ever, ever ever took them, only Lance Armstrong. Oh yeah, and he never failed a test. This sure sounds political to me.

701 days ago
78.

Cinner    

It really is sad that it has come down to this. He did a lot more for that sport than this so called governing agency has. They have interfered with his life even off the bike. I don't blame him for walking away from the financial drain of this fight. Sure seems like they had it in for him from day one and never took into consideration anything he did for the sport. At least he can breathe without these people analyzing his every move.

701 days ago
79.

oink    

He is - was guilty of Doping. a cheater. yes he passed drug tests, probably using someones piss.

LOSER Armstrong

SHAMRFULL

701 days ago
80.

oink    

Someone with cancer does not ride and win a tour de france race.

Justice, he didn't deserve the metals. a Cheater

701 days ago
81.

Mannix    

This is a great, great day in sports...to all of the dummies who believe in this clown, your hero is now a zero..absolutely love it..time to payback your monies you scammed from sponsors cheater.BTW..it was the USDA who put this out there, not a group from France, although they put proof forward...thank you France for helping real atheletes earn their medals and awards.

701 days ago
82.

Steve    

One question for all you Lance Armstong believers; For 7 years he beat other top riders who self-proclaimed they were doping and using steroids, all while he was clean, PLEASE GIVE YOUR HEAD A SHAKE -

701 days ago
83.

GOLLY    

Lance does not support Obama, so he brought the full weight of the federal government to destroy an American hero. Barrak does not like America. Why else would he travel the world apologizing for America?

701 days ago
84.

intheknow    

sorry guys....I was on EPO for 2.5 yrs after a failed heart surgery - and heard the truth from one of Lance's past docs years ago. It's incredibly easy to get your hematocrit down to 48.5 from the 'illegal' 49 - just by drinking water. Your body produces it naturally - cannot be detected. I hope this does not adversely affect his work raising money for cancer....but right is right....and it's about time.

701 days ago
85.

Anna    

You will always be a winner and a hero to me. Live Strong!

701 days ago
86.

Sean    

You guys are completely wrong – Lance is STILL a Tour De France champion – and your ‘Breaking News’ is actually kind of old at this point.
The USADA has said they will strip Lance of his titles however the international agencies that actually have the power to do it, along with US Cycling, are standing by him until the USADA releases a detailed report explaining their decision. Take a couple of minutes and get your facts right boys…

701 days ago
87.

dj mrekted    

What this article is failing to mention, is that the USADA has some of Lance's blood tests from a few years ago that PROVE he blood doped. Another thing, is that 10 of his former teammates were prepared to testify against him. The reason he is "not fighting" anymore is because he has been caught. Period. He was about to be shamed publicly. Greg LeMond is now the only American Tour de France winner.

701 days ago
88.

CoCo    

LMAO at the ignorant. 7, yes, 7 Tour de France wins are not worth fighting for?!?!?!? really?!?!?!?!? LAnce knows if it goes to trial he will be outted, so is not fighting. What a loser. AND, if you know anyone who has survived this type of cancer at such a young age, they will tell you there is no way in hell you recover in under a year without help, it takes at least 4-5 to start to feel back to normal. Lance is a doper you fools. America along with China and in the good old days, Russia, are famous for being able to beat doping tests. Keep kidding yourselves, it will make it easier for China to take you over...lol

701 days ago
89.

Cinner    

This really is just downright sad.

701 days ago
90.

Rex666    

White people can't believe he use drug cause he is white damn shame but when M jones (black) was caught using Drug in the Olympic and was strip off her golds. White people believe onces and accepted the fact but now cause this is a White person most White refuse to believe the USDA and still thinks Lance his a hero . What a shame to your Guys. I read some comment here some people are arcusing Bolt of using Drug but say Micheal P is not giving a foolish Example that Swimimer can't use drug lol how stupid and biased can some people be. Lance is a lier and a dousbag for using Drug and he knows it. New technology come every day, maybe the first technology was unable to see it before but new once saw it now and USADA have fact about him using it from his co-sport men. He know the truth that's why he gave up fighting why? Cause he don't want his ass to be expose by USADA with all the fact they have, lance don't want the media to see the truth and everything . That only shows why he choices to give up . He is a lier and a cheater like most Americans Athletes e.g M.Jone, Galent and the rest.

701 days ago
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