The International Cycling Union has agreed to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles in the wake of the report from the United States Anti-Doping Agency that labeled the cycling champion and cancer survivor a drug cheat.
The UCI said it will not appeal USADA’s decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and will recognize the agency’s imposed sanctions.
The USADA decision, announced in August, also banned Armstrong for life from the sport.
Tour de France organizers had indicated they would abide by the UCI’s decision and would leave Armstrong’s seven titles, won in succession from 1999-2005, vacant.
By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes Radio Sports