Armstrong 'Stripped' of Tour de France Wins


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Today, the US Anti-Doping Agency moved to strip cyclist Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles – and ban him from the sport for life.

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The move comes after Armstrong announced he would stop fighting doping charges against him.

The International Cycling Union – which oversees the sport that made Armstrong famous – has yet to rule on the matter.

Armstrong still claims he's innocent – and never doped.

Brian Holcombe is the editor of Velo Magazine, a publication about bike racing in North America.

In an editorial last night, Holcombe said Armstrong took a position of "martyr" by choosing not to fight the charges from the Anti-Doping Agency.

Holcomb tells anchor Marco Werman it was Armstrong's only way out.