GENEVA / LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Lance Armstrong’s descent from the top of the cycling world isn’t finished yet: after being dumped by sponsors in the past two weeks, today his case will finally get a verdict from ICU, the International Cycling Union, reports news agency AFP. The cycling federation, based in Aigle, canton Vaud, says it was informed officially by the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) 10 October of the US group’s 1,000 page report on Armstrong. Under World Doping Code rules the ICU has 21 days to respond.
The ICU will need to decide whether or not to impose a life ban on Armsrong, whose seven Tour de France titles are also at issue.
The USADA report stunned the sports world, even though Armstrong has been has been battling charges for several years that his amazing Tour de France titles were at least in part the result of doping,