Lance Armstrong stripped of all seven Tour de France titles
Lance Armstrong fell in disgrace. But that’s nothing compared to the fact that he has been stripped of all seven of his record-breaking Tour de France titles.
In addition, the 41-year-old athlete has been banned for life from cycling. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency recently accused Armstrong of leading a massive doping program on his teams.
“Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling. This is a landmark day for cycling”, UCI President Pat McQuaid said at a news conference. “At the moment Lance Armstrong hasn’t admitted to anything, yet all the evidence is there in this report that he doped”, he added.
According to a USADA report, Armstrong and his teams used steroids, blood transfusions and other methods to bolster their competitive edge. 11 former teammates testified against Armstrong.
Following McQuaid’s statement, Tour de France will now officially remove Armstrong’s name from the record books for his wins from 1999 to 2005.
Last week, Armstrong was dropped by sponsors Nike, Trek Bicycles and Anheuser-Busch, and he stepped down as chairman of cancer-awareness charity Livestrong.