Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/16/14
The long wait will finally be over Monday when cycling's governing body announces whether it will ratify Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban and loss of seven Tour de France titles ordered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid is set to announce whether the UCI will accept or appeal the sanctions -- and ratify USADA'S decision to strip Armstrong of his Tour titles -- or appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Following that, it will then be the turn of the Tour de France organizers to have their say. Tour president Christian Prudhomme is awaiting the UCI's decision before removing Armstrong's name from the record books as the race prepares to celebrate its centenary edition next year. Armstrong won consecutive Tours from 1999 to 2005. Prudhomme said the Tour will have no official winners for those races if the UCI strips Armstrong of his wins. Cyrille Guimard, a former sprinter who won seven Tour stages, has been highly critical of t...
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