Cycling

Armstrong alters Twitter page

2012-10-23 09:33
Lance Armstrong (Gallo Images)
Los Angeles - Lance Armstrong, stripped of seven Tour de France titles and cast into cycling oblivion on Monday, apparently acknowledged the decision on Twitter.

The phrase "7-time Tour de France winner" evaporated from Armstrong's profile on his @lancearmstrong feed on the social networking site, hours after the International Cycling Union (UCI) said it would back the far-reaching doping charges against him.

Now Armstrong's profile describes him as: "Raising my 5 kids. Fighting Cancer. Swim, bike, run and golf whenever I can."

It's a change from the "Father of 5 amazing kids, 7-time Tour de France winner, full time cancer fighter, part time triathlete" formerly posted.

It was the only immediate comment from Armstrong on the UCI decision that completed an epic fall from grace, from a cancer survivor who dominated the world's most prestigious cycle race to a cheat who was at the centre of what the US Anti-Doping Agency called "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen."

 

Read more on:    lance armstrong  |  cycling
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
14 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.