UCI Officially Strips Armstrong of Tour de France Titles
Though Lance Armstrong continues to deny the allegations against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UCI has accepted the report on the cyclist.
Armstrong is officially stripped of his Tour de France titles, and he will be banned from the sport for life.
The cyclist faced allegations of steroid use and "using blood boosters and transfusions to mask performance-enhancing substances in his system."
"Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling," UCI president Pat McQuaid said at a press conference in Geneva on Monday, announcing the ruling.
Armstrong's Tour de France victories spanned from 1999-2005. Recently, corporate sponsors Nike and Anheuser-Busch dropped him, and Armstrong also stepped down from his position with his Livestrong charity.