World Cycling Body Strips Armstrong of Titles

The International Cycling Union, or UCI, the sports governing body, acted following a damning report by the U.S. antidoping authorities which said Mr. Armstrong was at the center of “a massive team doping scheme, more extensive than any previously revealed in professional sports history.”

The UCI said it accepted the findings and punishments handed out by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency which included stripping the 41-year-old of all results dating back to Aug. 1, 1998, including his record run of seven Tour de France wins from 1999 to 2005, and banned him from competitive cycling for life.

“Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling,” Mr. McQuaid said.UCI President Pat McQuaid said: “The UCI will recognize the sanction that USADA has imposed, and the UCI will ban Lance Armstrong from cycling and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles.”

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