Armstrong removes Tour titles from Twitter bio

Armstrong removes Tour titles from Twitter bio

Armstrong removes Tour titles from Twitter bio

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Associated Press

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 6:26 AM

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Having won seven Tour de France titles is no longer part of Lance Armstrong’s Twitter profile.

As late as Monday night, Armstrong’s bio on the social media site included a mention of his seven Tour wins from 1999-2005, but reference to the race was removed hours after he was stripped of the titles by the International Cycling Union and banned from the sport for life for his involvement in what the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency described as a massive doping program.

Early Tuesday, Armstrong’s profile said: “Raising my five kids. Fighting Cancer. Swim, bike, run and golf whenever I can.” Previously, the profile said: “Father of 5 amazing kids, 7-time Tour de France winner, full time cancer fighter, part time triathlete.”

Armstrong has steadfastly denied doping, but chose not to fight USADA in one of the agency’s arbitration hearings, arguing the process was rigged against him.

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