Lance Armstrong To Have Tour de France Titles Stripped, Be Banned From Cycling By USADA

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency will strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and give him a lifetime ban, according to a report from the Associated Press.

The news comes after Armstrong announced he would drop his fight against doping charges levied by the USADA. Armstrong maintains he is innocent, but decided "enough is enough."

Armstrong won seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999-2005. He was officially charged with doping by the USADA in June after they accused him of using EPO, blood doping, testosterone, corticosteroids and masking agents to beat tests. Armstrong denied those allegations and fought the charges in court before deciding to abandon that fight on Thursday.

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