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Monday, 22 October 2012 - 17:14
Cycling: Cycling chiefs cast out Armstrong as ban confirmed
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Disgraced Lance Armstrong's fate was sealed today, as cycling's under-fire world governing body decided to back a life ban for doping and strip him of his record seven Tour de France titles.

The International Cycling Union said it supported a decision by the US Anti-Doping Agency to erase the Texan's career and his place in the sport's history.

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.

The revelations, including evidence from 11 of Armstrong's former team-mates, plunged a sport which has been working hard to rid itself of its murky doping past into crisis.

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