Lance Armstrong acknowledges stripped Tour de France wins in Twitter bio

Although the disgraced cyclist hasn't publicly commented on the ruling that erased his 7 Tour wins and banned him from cycling for life, he has acknowledged it in his Twitter bio.


Mike Fenn


Published Oct 23, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 8:56 am CDT

Pain may be temporary, but disgrace is permanent.

On Oct. 22, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) voted to ban Lance Armstrong from professional cycling for life and stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles. The motion came as a result of a USADA report that Armstrong had used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

Armstrong, who has maintained his innocence throughout the allegations, accepted the ruling by changing his Twitter bio.

Prior to the UCI’s ruling, his bio read “Father of 5 amazing kids, 7-time Tour de France winner, full time cancer fighter, part time triathlete,” according to the Washington Post. Today, it reads “Raising my 5 kids. Fighting Cancer. Swim, bike, run and golf whenever I can.” With the exception of an Oct. 17 retweet of LIVESTRONG’S announcement that he was stepping down as Chairman, Armstrong has not tweeted anything since Oct. 12.

On Facebook, Armstrong’s fan page still lists his titles as well as a nod to LIVESTRONG. No posts have been made on the page since Oct. 2.

Armstrong has yet to publicly respond to the UCI’s ruling.

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*First Published: Oct 23, 2012, 12:14 pm CDT