No Tour de France winner from 1999 to 2005: UCI

Published: Oct 27, 2012, 03:42 IST | AFP |

The 1999-2005 Tour de France races will have no winners attributed to them, embattled world cycling officials announced yesterday.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) rubber stamped Tour de France organisers’ wishes not to re-attribute the seven yellow jerseys won by Lance Armstrong, stripped of his titles in the wake of a huge doping scandal.

Lance Armstrong

‘Lance must pay’

The UCI added: “The committee also called on Armstrong and all other affected riders to return the prize money they had received.” It is estimated that Armstrong earned prize money of 2.95 million euros for his Tour de France victories.

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