Los Angeles: Lance Armstrong, stripped of seven Tour de France titles and cast into cycling oblivion, apparently acknowledged the decision on Twitter.
The phrase "7-time Tour de France winner" evaporated from Armstrong's profile on his @lancearmstrong feed on the social networking site, hours after the International Cycling Union said it would back the far-reaching doping charges against him.
Now Armstrong's profile describes him as: "Raising my 5 kids. Fighting Cancer. Swim, bike, run and golf whenever I can."