Cyclist Lance: Don't cry for me

Lance Armstrong said "nobody needs to cry for me" after the US Anti-Doping Agency wiped his seven Tour de France titles from the record books and imposed a lifetime ban from professional cycling.

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Lance Armstrong didn't contest ban for his own 'mental health'

Cyclist Lance Armstrong Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

The American cyclist Lance Armstrong has said he decided not to contest USADA's decision to strip him of his Tour De France titles and impose a lifetime ban for his own "mental health" and for his family.

In an interview with Newsweek, to be published next week, he said: "I am more at ease and at peace than I have been in 10 years".

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