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by Hal Mooz 22. October 2012 08:16

UCI agrees to strip Armstrong

Lance Armstrong's name is coming out of cycling's record books.

Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by cycling's governing body Monday following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that accused him of leading a massive doping program on his teams. In Paris, Tour director Christian Prudhomme said at a news conference he no longer considers Armstrong the seven-time champion of the race. Prudhomme called UCI's decision ''totally logical'' and said ''Lance Armstrong is no longer the winner of the Tour de France from 1999-2005.'' The USADA report said Armstrong and his teams used steroids, the blood booster EPO and blood transfusions. The report included statements from 11 former teammates who testified against Armstrong. ''I was sickened by what I read in the USADA report,'' McQuaid said, singling out the testimony of David Zabriskie. ''The story he told of how he was coerced and to some extent forced into doping is just mind boggling. ''Armstrong denies doping, saying he passed hundreds of drug tests. But he chose not to fight USADA in one of the agency's arbitration hearings, arguing the process was biased against him. Former Armstrong team director Johan Bruyneel is also facing doping charges, but he is challenging the USADA case in arbitration.

http://msn.foxsports.com/cycling/story/lance-armstrong-uci-cycling-governing-body-agrees-to-strip-titles-lifetime-ban-102212

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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