In the dumps!

Published: Oct 19, 2012, 08:32 IST | AFP |

After Nike, Armstrong now axed by company whose bicycles he rode to seven Tour de France titles

Trek, the company that made the bicycles Lance Armstrong rode to seven Tour de France titles, announced yesterday that it was joining Nike and Anheuser-Busch in terminating its sponsorship contract with the disgraced rider.

Isolated: Tainted cyclist Lance Armstrong. PIC/getty images

Armstrong was issued a life ban and stripped of his titles in August by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which last week revealed 1,000 pages of evidence against him, including testimony from 11 former teammates.

“Trek is disappointed by the findings and conclusions in the USADA report regarding Lance Armstrong,” a statement from the bicycle manufacturer said.

“Given the determinations of the report, Trek today is terminating our longterm relationship with Lance Armstrong. Trek will continue to support the Livestrong Foundation and its efforts to combat cancer.”

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