Days after Nike drops him Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and is banned for life, following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that accused him of leading a massive doping program on his teams.
According to reports UCI President Pat McQuaid announced the cycling federation accepted the USADA’s report on Armstrong and would not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
‘Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling,’ McQuaid said at a news conference. ‘This is a landmark day for cycling.’
The decision clears the way for Tour de France organizers to officially remove Armstrong’s name from the record books, erasing his consecutive victories from 1999-2005.