Tour will vacate Armstrong wins if UCI acts

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The Tour de France will have no winner if the International Cycling Union agrees with the American officials' decision to vacate Lance Armstrong's seven titles from 1999 to 2005, TDF director Christian Prudhomme told ESPN.com.

Prudhomme called this week's U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report on Armstrong "damning."

The cycling union, the sport's international governing body, must decide within the next three weeks whether to appeal USADA's decision to bar Armstrong for life and eliminate his racing wins.

UCI president Pat McQuaid declined to comment on the USADA report, which suggested that Armstrong doped and pressured teammates to do the same.
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