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Lance Armstrong loses Tour titles, asked to repay insurer $7.5m

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It's safe to say this is a low point in the career of Lance Armstrong.

The once-respected cyclist has suffered twin blows in the past 24 hours: He's been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and has learned that he might have to repay over $7 million in bonuses.

Armstrong has been repeatedly accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced last month it had strong evidence he'd used banned substances. Armstrong said he would not fight the accusations.

Since then, he's lost multiple titles and been banned from the sport. SCA Promotions, which had paid Armstrong millions in bonuses after his Tour wins, announced it would try to recover the money since the allegations.

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Im not a huge Lance Armstrong fan and I do feel the need to uncover the dopers is important.  However, Tygart's efforts are, in many ways, just as extreme as Lance's efforts to win the tour.  Is one extreme better than the other?  The implications of Lance's dimise will be at the cost of everyone who supported him, causing great hesitation to grant future support.  That part of it was probably not well thought about at USADA.