Not long after seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong announced he would no longer fight allegations by The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that he used and administered drugs to other cyclists, news came that the 40-year-old athlete will be stripped of his titles by the USADA and banned from competitive cycling for life.
Agency chief executive Travis Tygart made the announcement, calling the case a "heartbreaking" example, reports the Associated Press.
"There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, 'Enough is enough.' For me, that time is now," Armstrong wrote to his blog shortly before the agency made their fateful decision. "I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by Travis Tygart's unconstitutional witch hunt. 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."