June 13, 2012
In this 2009 file photo, Lance Armstrong prepares for the final stage of the Tour of California cycling race in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is bringing doping charges against the seven-time Tour de France winner, questioning how he achieved those famous cycling victories. Armstrong, who retired from cycling last year, could face a lifetime ban from the sport if he is found to have used performance-enhancing drugs. He maintained his innocence yet again Wednesday, saying: "I have never doped."
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After being cleared of age-old doping charges recently, famed American cyclist Lance Armstrong now faces new one --- and, if proven true, they could result in a lifetime ban and the stripping of his major titles.