Seven Time Tour de France Champion Lance Armstrong will no longer fight U.S. Anti-Doping Agency charges.
There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, 'Enough is enough,'" Armstrong said in a statement posted on his website Lancearmstrong.com.
"For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999," he said.
The result according to Reuters.com:
"USADA spokeswoman Annie Skinner said the agency would strip Armstrong of his seven titles and ban him for life from competitive cycling.
In the statement, Armstrong did not concede having used performance enhancing substances during his celebrated cycling career. On the contrary, he said he would "jump at the chance" to put the allegations to rest.
But the 40-year-old Texan said he refused to participate in the USADA process, which he called "one-sided and unfair."
He disputed the agency's authority to take away his titles."