According to the news, the US Cyclist federation, had withdrawn all titles from Lance Armstrong. How can a US organization take French Titles? Or I am missing something?

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The USADA, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, is the organization that determined that Lance Armstrong is guilty of doping during his career. (1) (2)

The UCI, the Union Cycliste Internationale (International Cycling Union) - the world governing body for the sport of cycling, agreed with the evidence the USADA had released. (3)

Therefore, the UCI, not USA Cycling, is responsible for stripping Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles.

IN ADDITION: Reports on 14 January 2013 state that Lance Armstrong has admitted (4) (5) to doping.

  • It is also UCI that decides whether a different winner will be announced, not the organizer ASO.
    – Bernhard
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 19:16
  • @Bernhard my understanding (at least the way the news was read) was that the Tour made that decision not UCI or ASO.
    – wax eagle
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 19:21
  • @waxeagle ASO=Tour+other events. But ASO wants the 7 years to be blank, but that's not 'official'
    – Bernhard
    Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 5:49

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