Friday, August 24, 2012

Lance Armstrong: Lifetime Ban And No Tour de France Titles?

Shocking!! No other words... I admire this cyclist and person, what he's done for sport, his courage and desire to fight for life against testicular cancer and Livestrong charity he created...

“I know who won those seven tours, my team-mates know who won those seven tours, and everyone I competed against knows who won those seven tours. Nobody can ever change that” (Armstrong)
Armstrong’s attorneys sent a letter to USADA today saying he won’t fight drug allegations by the agency that the cyclist called part of an “unconstitutional witch hunt.”

“We will have an official release tomorrow (UPDATE: Read Lance Armstrong's Statement), but he will be banned for life and loss of results since Aug 1, 1998,” Annie Skinner, a USADA spokeswoman, said in an email.

“If I thought for one moment that by participating in USADA’s process I could confront these allegations in a fair setting and - once and for all - put these charges to rest, I would jump at the chance,” Armstrong said in a letter. “But I refuse to participate in a process that is so one-sided and unfair.” 

Armstrong, 40, won the Tour de France every year from 1999 to 2005, a record for the sport’s most prestigious race. He survived testicular cancer early in his career, and created Livestrong, a charity that has raised more than $470 million for the fight against cancer, according to its website.

(For all information considering the case, please read --> The Telegraph article! <--)


xo K

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