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Speaking from Geneva, International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid confirmed to a news conference that UCI had decided to uphold USADA'S decision to strip Armstrong of his Tour titles. "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling," McQuaid said. Now it is the turn of Tour de France organizers to have their say as the race prepares to celebrate its 100th edition next year. Armstrong won consecutive Tours from 1999-2005. Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme said earlier the Tour will have no official winners for the seven races Armstrong won if he is stripped of his victories by the UCI. USADA has said the Tour titles should not be given to other riders who finished on the podium. The agency said 20 of the 21 riders on the podium in the Tour from 1999 through 2005 have been "directly tied to likely doping through admissions, sanctions, public investigations" or other means. It added that of the 45 riders on the podium between 1996 and 2010, 36 were by cyclists "similarly tainted by doping."
Originally posted by AthlonSavage
reply to post by nixie_nox
They wouldnt strip him unless the evidence was bullet proof because they know if it isnt he take them to court and win.
This is a guy who cancer in his lungs, his brains, his testicles. He lost one of his balls, for Christ's sake. And he's getting double the amount of oxygen out of every breath!? The question shouldn't be 'was he doping?' but 'why aren't all of us doping?' I get winded lighting a cigarette!
Originally posted by aynock
reply to post by buster2010
there is a massive amount of eyewitness testimony given under oath - nearly a dozen former team mates have ruined their own reputations by telling the truth, many of whom had not tested positive before
this isn't about lance armstrong - it's about the ubiquity of cheating in proffessional cycling in the recent past
fans of the sport (as i am) deserve the truth - and it's that armstrong and many others were cheating
if someone committed a crime against you and ten people witnessed it and gave evidence in court, i think you'd be pretty disapointed if they got offedit on 22-10-2012 by aynock because: filled out