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Lance Armstrong loses all 7 Tour de France titles

Once the world's greatest cycling champion, Lance Armstrong's glittering career - and reputation - is in tatters. No longer can he lay claim to seven Tour de France titles; only that of being the biggest cheat the sport has ever known. Armstrong has always denied accusations of doping, but with former teammates now giving evidence against him, there is little hope of him ever salvaging his good name.

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