Cyclist Lance Armstrong was officially stripped of his seven Tour de France titles as theÂ U.S. Anti-Doping Agency ordered, consequently banning him from the sport for life.
Monday, the International Cycling Union announced it had accepted the report issued on Armstrong’s alleged drug use. He was charged with steroid useÂ as well as using a blood boosters and transfusions to hideÂ performance-enhancing substancesÂ present in his system.
“Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling,” UCI president Pat McQuaid said at a press conference in Geneva on Monday.
Armstrong, 41, has lost his corporate sponsorships with Anheuser-Busch and Nike. On top of that, heÂ will have his name removed from the Tour de France record books, which highlight his wins from 1999-2005.
UCI management will hold a special meeting on Friday to decide if Armstrong will be required to return his prize monies and if the titles will be reassigned to other riders.
Did I mention he’s still denying the claims that he used dope to begin with? Yeah…