UCI president McQuaid arrives for a news conference on the Lance Armstrong doping scandal in Geneva

 
UCI president McQuaid arrives for a news conference on the Lance Armstrong doping scandal in Geneva
International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid arrives for a news conference on the Lance Armstrong doping scandal in Geneva October 22, 2012. Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life after the UCI said on Monday it had ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) sanctions. On October 10, USADA published a report into Armstrong which alleged the now retired American rider had been involved in the "most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme sport has ever seen". Armstrong, 41, had previously elected not to contest USADA charges, prompting USADA to propose his punishment pending confirmation from cycling's world governing body. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse