- Aug 12, 2001
UCI officials are set to announce their decision about the fate of Lance Armstrong in 3 to 4 hours time. Their own credibility is very much under fire.
The UCI will reveal whether or not it will impose a life ban on Armstrong and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles -- or reject the findings.
Armstrong's reputation as the cancer survivor who claimed a record seven consecutive Tour de France victories is now in tatters. If the UCI does not support USADA's recommendations, the case could be decided by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. USADA Documents
Following is a list of the top-three finishers in the Tour de France between 1999 and 2005:
1999: Lance Armstrong, USA Alex Zuelle, Switzerland Fernando Escartin, Spain 2000: Lance Armstrong Jan Ullrich, Germany Joseba Beloki, Spain 2001: Lance Armstrong Jan Ullrich Joseba Beloki 2002: Lance Armstrong Joseba Beloki Raimondas Rumsas, Lithuania 2003: Lance Armstrong Jan Ullrich Alexandre Vinokourov, Kazakhstan 2004: Lance Armstrong Andreas Kloeden, Germany Ivan Basso, Italy 2005: Lance Armstrong Ivan Basso Jan Ullrich