Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life, the US Anti-Doping Agency has said. After Armstrong said in a statement that he wouldn’t continue to fight the accusation against him that he took illegal substances during his historic cycling career.
The Seven-time Tour de France champion and cancer sufferer was accused by the doping agency of using banned substances including the blood-booster EPO and steroids, as well as blood transfusions from 1999 to 2005. The cyclist sued in a federal court to block the charges but lost.
Armstrong posted a comment protesting his innocence on his website saying "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. The bottom line is I played by the rules that were put in place by the UCI, WADA and USADA when I raced."
Written and Presented by Ann Salter