Cycling union strips Armstrong of Tour de France titles

The Union Cycliste Internationale has stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him from professional cycling for life.

Riders begin their 100-mile ride at the Livestrong Challenge Austin charity event on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Lance Armstrong greeted about 4,300 cyclists at his Livestrong charity's fundraiser and then retreated into privacy as cycling officials got set to announce if they will appeal his lifetime ban and loss of seven Tour de France titles ordered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

Riders begin their 100-mile ride at the Livestrong Challenge Austin charity event on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Lance Armstrong greeted about 4,300 cyclists at his Livestrong charity's fundraiser and then retreated into privacy as cycling officials got set to announce if they will appeal his lifetime ban and loss of seven Tour de France titles ordered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

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