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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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31.

GM    

"poor lance" "My hero" "it's a witch hunt" "He was set up" "It's a conspiracy" "everyone's lying but him" kinda sounds like Jerry Sandusky fans too

701 days ago
32.

MC    

Us Anti Doping Agency is a bull **** nonprofit who have been looking to roll someone's head to justify their federal funding and their president's $300k plus salary. They have had Armstrong in their gunsights for years. This has been a massive witch hunt, and god knows what the USADA did to entice affidavits against Armstrong. They've shown they'll stoop to any level to assassinate someone's character.

I don't believe the doping accusations. Armstrong is and always will be a Tour de France champion. Nothing can change that. I hope Armstrong continues his good work with cancer research and his giving back to society. I'm not sure society deserves Lance Armstrong.

701 days ago
33.

bb    

He did dope, but like his competition weren't all on that stuff too.

701 days ago
34.

TVS    

Even if he did it....
He was still the fastest cheater!
So, he is still a winner! 7 times!

700 days ago
35.

sherlock holmes    

Whatever happened to 'Innocent until PROVEN guilty'.

697 days ago
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