Lance Armstrong: banned from cycling for life?

Armstrong, 40, won the Tour de France every year from 1999 to 2005, a record for the sport’s most prestigious race.

24th August, 2012
Lance Armstrong

Cyclist Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life after refusing to fight drug allegations by the US Anti-Doping Agency.

“He will be banned for life and loss of results since Aug. 1, 1998,” Annie Skinner, a USADA spokeswoman, said last night.

Armstrong’s attorneys sent a letter to USADA yesterday saying he would not seek arbitration of the agency’s accusations that he used...

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