Day after the international cycling body stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him from the sport, the American removed his title wins from his Twitter profile.
His earlier profile introduction on @lancearmstrong said: “Father of 5 amazing kids, 7-time Tour de France winner, full time cancer fighter, part time triathlete.”
Now it says: “Raising my 5 kids. Fighting Cancer. Swim, bike, run and golf whenever I can.”
The phrase “7-time Tour de France winner” is now gone and it happened hours after the International Cycling Union decided to back USADA’s doping charges against him.
At yesterday’s press conference, Armstrong’s fall from hero to disgraced former champion was complete. UCI chief Pat McQuaid said that he was “sickened” with the allegations and that Armstrong deserved to be forgotten from cycling.
Click here to read about the press conference as it happened.
The ramifications of Armstrong being stripped of his titles and how it affects his other wins will be decided on Friday. But Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has said that he believes the race will recover from the fiasco and reiterated that the American’s seven titles are not re-awarded. You can read the full report here.