August 24, 2012
A cyclist rides along the Lance Armstrong Bikeway, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Austin, Texas. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stripped Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles Friday, erasing one of the most incredible achievements in sports after deciding he had used performance-enhancing drugs to do it. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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The champagne toasts on the Champs-Elysees and the two-fingered "V" for victory signs he flashed while pedaling to the finish line. The excruciating mountain climbs and the explosions of power that pushed him past other heaving cyclists on narrow Alpine roads. The legions of fans wearing yellow Livestrong bracelets. Faded images are all that remain of the unprecedented cycling career of Lance Armstrong. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased the rest of it on Friday.