We held out and gave Lance the benefit of the doubt for quite some time, but there comes a point when you can no longer do that. With last week's flood of evidence, that point has already come for us.
Officially, that time has now come for the Tour de France too, as Lance has just been officially stripped of his seven titles by the International Cycling Union. They have accepted the report issued on Lance by the USADA.
What's left is a special UCI management meeting to discuss whether to demand the return of Lance's prize money as well seeing if they should give the titles to different riders, which we would assume would automatically go to the second place holders.
Imagine how they feel about Lance and about having actually won the races! We bet it's bittersweet — having lost years thinking they came in second.
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: benefit, cycling, france, lance armstrong, national, ripped, sued, tour de france, usa, week