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Lance Armstrong Drops Fight Against Doping Charges, Could Be Stripped Of Tour de France Titles

Lance Armstrong is dropping his fight against doping charges and will likely be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

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After years of denying claims of doping and fighting against charges, Lance Armstrong has decided to abandon his fight against doping charges and will likely be stripped of his Tour de France titles, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Armstrong, a seven-time winner of the Tour de France, said he will no longer fight charges from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Despite deciding not to continue to fight the charges, Armstrong maintains his innocence.

"I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999," he said, according to the Associated Press. "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."

Armstrong, who retired last year, will also likely face a lifetime ban from cycling. Armstrong had the option to enter arbitration to continue to fight the charges, but opted against it.

"There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, 'Enough is enough.' For me, that time is now," he said.

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