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Armstrong loses Adelaide key

2012-10-31 07:49

Adelaide - The Australian city of Adelaide has stripped Lance Armstrong of its highest honour - the key to the city - following the removal of his seven Tour de France titles.

Adelaide had a small but important part in Armstrong's career. The Tour Down Under, based in the city, was the first event he contested when he made a comeback to professional cycling in 2009, and his third appearance in the race in 2011 was also his last on cycling's ProTour.

Adelaide city councilors voted 6-1 on Tuesday to strip Armstrong of the key to the city, making him the first of 33 recipients to have the honor withdrawn.

The US Anti-Doping Agency recently reported extensive evidence that Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his tour victories.

AP

Comments
  • jannie.patat - 2012-10-31 09:41

    So....did they sens someone to go get it back - and if so, are they sure he didn't make copies. I would have thought it easier to just change the lock. Oh, wait, hang on...then they would have to re-issue new keys to the other 32 recipients. This situation is just impossible !!!

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