Lance Armstrong Banned For Life, Stripped of 7 Tour de France Wins
The U.S Anti-Doping Agency announced Friday that it was banning Lance Armstrong for life and stripping him of his record seven Tour de France victories after Armstrong dropped his fight against the drug charges that has threatened his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all-time.
The International Cycling Union, who’s been fighting with the USADA over jurisdiction in the Armstrong case, said on Friday it will wait for the USADA to explain why Lance Armstrong should lose his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles before commenting on the case.
Lance stated, “I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. 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.”
So does Lance giving up the good fight, so-to-speak, change your opinion on weather he was guilty of doping? How much will this change your opinion of what Lance Armstrong has accomplished in the sport given his uplifting story.
Even if Armstrong is stripped of his 7 Tour De France wins, he still inspired hundreds of thousands if not millions. Cheating death and giving others hope to fight their own battles with cancer will be remembered far more than him cheating the sport of cycling. Which doesn’t exactly have the cleanest of reputations by the way.
Most of Lance’s‘ competition were likely doping themselves, many will still feel Armstrong was the best of his sport has ever seen and regardless of Lance being stripped of his titles — my opinion of Armstrong like so many others out there, won’t change at all.
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