Lance Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France titles for taking performance enhancement drugs. He continued, however, to protest his innocence. He is now reportedly confessing that he did, in fact, dope in order to win.
Wednesday, January 16
Several media outlets are quoting an AP source that claims seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has now confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he did, in fact, take performance enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. Armstrong was stripped of all his titles last year despite vehemently protesting his innocence all the way through, tweeting the following statement just prior to losing his titles: I have been notified that USADA, an organization largely funded by taxpayer dollars but governed only by self-written rules, intends to again dredge up discredited allegations dating back more than 16 years to prevent me from competing as a triathlete and try and strip me of the seven Tour de France victories I earned. These are the very …
Do you agree with the USADA's decision to strip seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong of his titles and institute a lifetime ban on future competitions?
Saturday, August 25, 2012
South Cobb's Silver Comet Trail is a popular spot for several cyclists from beginners to professionals. Many of them spoke out recently about one of the world's most famous cyclists, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. He has fought years of accusations of doping, but he has finally given up the fight. According to Reuters, on Friday the United States Anti-Doping Agency handed down a lifetime ban on Armstrong and stripped him of all his wins. Although the USADA has ruled, should the International Cycling Union challenge the ruling it is up to a Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland, to make the final decision. Fellow competitors have leveled accusations of doping at Armstrong over the years, however he has …