After losing the sponsorship of sports brands such as Nike and Oakley, the american cyclist Lance Armstrong today received the confirmation of the withdrawal of his seven Tour de France titles by the Union Cyclist Internationale (UCI).
Armstrong was accused of doping by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) seven years after getting his triumphs. The USADA report that includes statements of eleven former teammate, specifies that the Texan cyclist built “the most sophisticated doping scheme in the history of sport.”
During the UCI press conference, President Pat McQuaid also confirmed the lifetime ban on the U.S. cyclist. “Armstrong has no place in cycling,” McQuaid expressed . (JP)