This is ridiculous!
Lance Armstrong, the greatest cyclist in the world, is being stripped of all his Tour De France titles and will be banned from cycling for life.
We had previously mentioned that Lance had to either accept the ban and lose his titles, or face arbitration, an unfair committee that would review testimony and decide if he doped or not.
Lance has never ONCE failed a drug test, and now bikers who are getting caught for doping are being swayed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) CEO, Travis Tygart.
Armstrong claims the dopers are getting severely reduced punishments in exchange for lying about Lance.
Lance released a statement:
"There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, "Enough is enough." For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by Travis Tygart's unconstitutional witch hunt. The toll this has taken on my family, and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this nonsense."
If you'd like to read his entire statement, click HERE.
It's amazing that this agency, with no physical evidence, can bully the world's best cyclist out of his sport, and recommend he be stripped of his titles.
But they'll never win.
Lance is a cancer survivor, a philanthropist and was the first to cross the finish line at the Tour de France… seven times in a row.
And no matter how many asterisks they put into the sports record books, they'll never be able to take that away.
Stay strong, Lance.
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