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Lance Armstrong Stripped

of Tour de France Wins

10/22/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1022_armstrongLance Armstrong is no longer a Tour de France winner -- after the International Cycling Union announced it will officially strip him of his seven titles amid allegations of doping.

"Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling and he deserves to be forgotten," ICU President Pat McQuaid said at a news conference this morning. "This is a landmark day for cycling."

McQuaid announced that the group accepted the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's massive report accusing Armstrong of direct involvement in what it called "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen."

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The International Cycling Union said they will not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Armstrong has also been banned from cycling for life.

This final blow comes after Lance lost his endorsement deals with Nike, Giro Helmets, Trek Bicycles, FRS energy drink and Anheuser-Busch. He also stepped down as chairman of the Livestrong cancer-fighting charity.

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Ace    

If I've rode my bike high is that doping?

646 days ago
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Fuck Celebrities    

Awww.... poor lying sack of crap.

646 days ago
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w    

bull crap...what a friggin witch hunt!.

646 days ago
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Jen    

I'll never believe he did this...

646 days ago
5.

Ih8Taxes    

He will always be the 7 time champion.

646 days ago
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gawd    

I feel bad for his kids..

646 days ago
7.

News Flash     

He only gets to keep all the money? No fines?

646 days ago
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Reggie4Now    

What!! I only know Lance Armstrong in the cycling world! Oh well I guess cycling sucks again lmao

646 days ago
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harleyharlett    

and has to pay the prize money back too - 28 million dollars, plus whatever fines -he made the decision to cheat, and is now getting what cheater deserves

646 days ago
10.

Michael    

For those who insist its a witch hunt, read the file. It's huge. And it's real! He did dope. It is VERY real and known. And this was the last way to save himself. I say give him a couple years and he will admit to it. But he truly believes he did nothing wrng since everyone else did it.

646 days ago
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Rico Suavy    

He literally worked hid balls off to win those titles

646 days ago
12.

static    

I need to see some evidence I'm not taking their word for it, It seems odd he never tested positive all those years he was winning now suddenly they have evidence he used banned substances.
Let the bastards hate Lance you are still an inspiration to a lot of people.

646 days ago
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furious cupcakes    

LIVESTRONG?

646 days ago
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StarryStarryNight    

hit him in the wallet now. that's really all he cares about.

646 days ago
15.

Brian    

Its actually UCI, not ICU. Pat McQuaid is the president of the Union Cycliste Internationale

646 days ago
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