Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France wins

  • The International Cycling Union (UCI) has stripped lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.

    The UCI accepted the findings of the United States Anti-Doping agency's (USADA) investigation into the American cyclist.

    UCI president Pat McQuaid said: "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling. He deserves to be forgotten."

    McQuaid added Armstrong had been stripped of all results since August 1, 1998 and banned for life.

    Previously, the UCI described Armstrong’s involvement as the "most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program sport has ever seen".

    Armstrong's career at the USPS/Discovery Channel pro cycling team involved doping from start to finish.

    More than a dozen former teammates and team employees confirmed a fraudulent course of conduct, stating Armstrong acted with the help doping doctors, drug smugglers and others within and outside the sport and his team.

    He controlled not only his own drug use but also the doping culture of the team.

    Armstrong has always denied the charges but gave up his fight in August.