Lance Armstrong will not be supported by the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) and will back the decision of the USADA, stripping Lance Armstrong of his 7 Tour de France titles and with it, the legacy of strength, honesty, dignity and hero-like image, goes away.
The UCI says "The UCI will ban Lance Armstrong from cycling and the UCI will strip him of his seven titles. Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling."
The UCI has accepted the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and to impose a lifetime ban upon him for repeated doping offences.
UCI president Pat McQuaid announced the governing body’s position in a specially convened press conference near Geneva airport on Monday afternoon. “The UCI will not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and it will recognise the sanctions that USADA has proposed,” McQuaid said.
USADA stripped Armstrong of all results from August 1, 1998 when he declined to contest charges of doping in late August. On October 10, USADA published its reasoned decision, a 1,000-page dossier which provides rigorous detail of Armstrong’s doping and the systematic doping programme in place at his former US Postal Service team.
Lance Armstrong has deceived cycling fans
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