Cycling

Lance's best TDF finish - 36th

2012-10-22 15:13
Lance Armstrong (AFP)

Geneva - Lance Armstrong's best finish on the Tour de France will now go down as 36th place after he was stripped of all results since 1998 following a "landmark" decision by world cycling chiefs on Monday.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) backed a US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) decision to erase the rider's entire career after August 1998, as president Pat McQuaid called the scandal "the biggest crisis" the sport had ever faced.

In a statement confirming its intention to "recognise and implement the reasoned decision of USADA", the UCI said Armstrong would strip Armstrong of virtually every result he had achieved.

"The UCI will disqualify all competitive results achieved by Mr Armstrong from August 1, 1998 thereon..." the UCI said in a statement.

"We will not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and we will recognise the sanction that USADA has imposed."

Earlier this month the US body released a devastating dossier on Armstrong, detailing over 202 pages and with more than 1 000 pages of supporting testimony how he was at the heart of the biggest doping programme in the history of sport.

Armstrong finished 36th overall in the world's biggest bike race in 1995 but was diagnosed with cancer the following year.

He began his seven-year reign over the race in 1999, a year after he had been given the all-clear to compete again by doctors.

Read more on:    lance armstrong  |  cycling
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Tyson sexually abused at 7

2014-10-31 23:57

 

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
21 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

LOL! Best outdoor girl fails

It’s not only guys who have FAIL moments! Here are some of the funniest outdoor fails where girls are the victims!

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

90-year-old's incredible travels
10 facts about swimming you didn't know
Halloween night run
Exciting new zipline for Cape Town!
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

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

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

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