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. Brian Holcombe, editor of Velo Magazine, tells anchor Marco Werman it was Armstrong's only way out.
While some French cycling professionals welcomed the US Anti-Doping Agency's announcement others feel that this is a sad day for cycling.
Fabrice Jouhaud of L'Equipe, France's largest daily sports newspaper-says the news has not surprised anyone there.
Cheating in sports has dominated the news since American cyclist Lance Armstrong confessed to years of doping. His dishonesty casts a shadow over an entire sport, but as The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Barcelona, good guys can finish first.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is finally coming forward with its case against Lance Armstrong. 200 pages. 26 interviews, 11 by former teammates. Emails. Bank statements. All of which, they say, paint a picture of the kingpin of a doping ring. Armstrong, through his attorney, calls it all lies — a taxpayer-funded hatchet job.
A report out last week documented pages and pages of evidence that concludes Lance Armstrong was at the center of a doping ring. On Wednesday, Armstrong began to lose sponsors and announced he would resign as chairman of the very charity he founded.
Today's answer is Kazakhstan. Lance Armstrong announced today he'll be returning to the cycling world as part of Kazakhstan's Team Astana. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Daniel Benson, managing editor at cyclingnews.com