Lance Armstrong had enough when the US federal court dismissed his lawsuit against the United States Anti-Doping Agency, paving the way for the agency to continue its probe into the retired American cyclist.!
The United States Anti-Doping Agency alleged that Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs that led to his winning Tour de France for a record of seven straight times.
Armstrong will be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life, the US Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday. And he will be banned from competing for the rest of his life.
This is what Armstrong said on his Twitter Thursday evening:
“Today I turn the page.”
“I will no longer address the issue, regardless of the circumstances. I will commit myself to the work I began before ever winning a single Tour de France title.”
“There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say ‘enough is enough.’ For me, that time is now,” Armstrong said.
“The toll this has taken on my family and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today — finished with this nonsense.”