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Lance Armstrong Stripped Of His 7 Tour De France Medals

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The bad news keeps coming for  American cyclist Lance Armstrong. The latest-The international Cycling Federation has stripped the one time gold standard of cycling of his 7 Tour De France medals and banned him from the sport for life. I applaud both moves.

The International Cycling Union, also known as UCI has agreed with earlier findings and ratified the decision by USADA ( United States anti doping agency) stripping the 7 time winner of all his medals and frankly his reputation.

At a UCI press conference the agency, which was alleged to have known about the cheating but took payoffs to look the other way said ” Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling.” The president of UCI Pat McQuaid made the announcement.

Just days ago an investigation found that Armstrong not only took performance enhancing drugs, but claimed his team mates he was the ring leader of the operation.

Back on October 10th USADA claimed ” Lance Armstrong had been involved in the most sophisticated professionalised  and successful doping programme sport has ever seen.”

Armstrong won 7 straight Tour De France titles, covering the years from 1999 through 2005.  Former team mates testified against him in return for reduced bans by American officials.

The debate has begun about Armstrong’s place in American sports history. While it appears he is guilty of cheating many are clinging to the fact that he beat testicular cancer and has raised millions for cancer  awareness.

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