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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Armstrong lost his seven Tour de France titles


At a press conference the International Cycling Union (UCI) on Monday made ​​official its position to sanction the athlete and take the trophies won in French soil after the event that carried out the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) , which accuses the Texan ridersystematic dopingLance Armstrong, now retired, had won the Tour de France from 1999 to 2005 , but only seven years later was accused of doping by USADA, which was based mainly ondetailed testimony of eleven of his former teammates

In the announcement on Monday, the president of the UCI, Pat McQuaid , acknowledged: "Without doubt, was the biggest crisis to which the sport has ever faced. " Regarding the link cyclist with the institution he leads, the owner said:"Armstrong has no place in cycling." The leader also had to answer for the allegations of former fellow cyclist, who in the process carried out by the USADA said thatthe UCI covered up the offender . "These allegations are false," he said. He added: "The UCI denies everything formally. " Also, personally, said he was " disgusted as rider out of a family of cyclists . " In August, the USADA had shown that the former champion had used banned substances, which include EPO and steroids and blood transfusions dating from 1986. With the statement on Monday, the UCI confirmed that accompanies the conclusion adopted by the U.S. entity.


Far from Geneva, at his home in Austin,  inTexas , or maybe his luxury villa in Aspen , in Colorado , Armstrong did not react even after the verdict. And his Twitter is dumb desder Oct. 17.  King dethroned, the offender is at risk of being abandoned. Last week, three of his sponsors, including Nike, they left . And he had to get away from the presidency of his foundation Livestrong, cancer. Its processes for perjury could even take it to the courts, for having lied in the investigation by federal doping took against him. "I've been better, but also worse" , he said on Sunday, with 4300 cyclists arrived in Austin for race fans for their association. In a speech of 90 seconds. It was his last public appearance. Armstrong had become the hero of thousands of people because they had passed a testicular cancer that threatened her life and the support of his foundation to research against evil. "It's a sad day for all who love the sport and athletes. This is a tragic example of winning at all costs over the fair alternative and safe. triumphs No cheating, "said executive director in August of USADA, Travis Tygart.

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