Lance Armstrong's fall from grace continued this week, as cycling's governing body stripped him of all of his record seven Tour de France victories. This is a humongous blow for Armstrong, who has seen his personal image run through the wringer ever since 11 of his former teammates testified about his performance-enhancing drug use to USADA. Armstrong's titles may be vacated, but he still has legions of supporters, although his cycling (and endorsement) career is likely over.
It's always tricky to handle vacated titles -- you want to give the second-place finisher some closure, but there's always the danger that you'll have to vacate the title all over again.
Armstrong has done an awful lot for cancer awareness, but the picture his former teammates painted of him is less-than-flattering.
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