Cycling Authorities Will Not Fight For Lance Armstrong’s Titles

The head of the International Cycling Union (UCI) says that it will not challenge the USA’s Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to impose a life time ban on cyclist, Lance Armstrong and strip him of his titles. 

The USADA made the decision after years of doping allegations against the decorated cyclist were finally proven to be true. 

The seven-time Tour de France champion now faces being stripped of all his medals since August 1998.

The head of the International Cycling Union (UCI) says that it will not challenge the USA’s Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to impose a life time ban on cyclist, Lance Armstrong. 

The USADA made the decision after years of doping allegations against the decorated cyclist were finally proven to be true. 

The seven-time Tour de France champion now faces being stripped of all his medals since August 1998.

Armstrong has insisted that only the UCI has the power to save his titles, but the president Pat McQuaid says that after the new evidence that has recently come to light, the organisation are happy to follow the decision made by USADA.

“The UCI has no reason to assume that a full case file does not exist,” he told press.. 

“They have a full case file so let them provide the full case file and unless the USADA’s decision and case file give serious reasons to do otherwise, the UCI has no intention to appeal to CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) or not to recognise the USADA’s sanctions on Lance Armstrong.

“We need to examine the decision and the file in order to deal with it properly and this is going to take some time. However, I can assure you that this will be prioritised. 

“The sooner we receive the full decision and case file the sooner we can provide its response.”