Lance Armstrong banned from cycling for life

Lance Armstrong banned from cycling for life today. Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by the International Cycling Union (UCI) on Monday. Cycling world governing body UCI said it was ratifying the sanctions taken earlier this month by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). “The UCI will ban Lance Armstrong from cycling and the UCI will strip him of his seven Tour de France titles. Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling.” UCI president Pat McQuaid said at a news conference in Geneva. The UCI decision was taken after examination of a USADA report on October 10, which said Armstrong and his United States Postal Service team, led “the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen”.

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