Lance Armstrong drops fight with USADA, issues statement. Agency to issue lifetime ban, strip icon of record 7 Tour de France titles, Olympic medal.
If you haven’t heard the news yet, Lance Armstrong dropped his protests against the USADA and will be banned for life and be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and 2000 Olympic bronze medal.
Via Twitter Armstrong referred to the USADA’s investigation as a “pitiful charade.” Here’s the statement Armstrong posted on LanceArmstrong.com tonight.:
AUSTIN, Texas – August 23rd, 2012 – There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough is enough.” For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage