Armstrong stripped of titles

Cycling's governing body is removingLance Armstrong's name from the record books.{}Armstrong, once considered to be the greatest cyclist in Tour de Francehistory, has been formally stripped of his seven titles and banned for life forhis alleged role in what is considered by U.S. authorities to be a massivedoping program.{}

In a news conference, PatMcQuaid, president of the International Cycling Federation, said that "Lance Armstrong has noplace in cycling, and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling."{}