UCI Turns Back On Lance Armstrong

by editors on October 22, 2012

Armstrong18This morning (October 22, 2012), according to a story in The Washington Post, the UCI officially stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and, according to UCI President Pat McQuaid, “Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling.”

The UCI has completed its review of USADA’s ‘Reasoned Decision’ and appendices in the case against Lance Armstrong. . . The UCI considered the main issues of jurisdiction, the statute of limitation the evidence gathered by USADA and the sanction imposed upon Mr. Armstrong. . . The UCI confirms that it will not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and that it will recognize the sanction that USADA has imposed.

Oakley, the last of the Armstrong major sponsor holdouts, officially cut ties with the outlaw biker today saying: “When Lance joined our family many years ago, he was a symbol of possibility. . . We are deeply saddened by the outcome, but look forward with hope to athletes and teams of the future who will rekindle that inspiration by racing clean, fair and honest.”

As for us, we’re giving Armstrong one last opportunity to speak on the topic and then we’re striking his name from future postings and will instead replace it with our new name from him: The BLOAT i.e. Biggest Liar Of All Time.

Click here to watch the full 50 minutes UCI Press conference and announcement.

[Link: Washington Post]

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