The UCI has confirmed that it will sanction the USADA report into doping by Lance Armstrong and effectively wipe him from the (positive) history of the sport. In a statement they said, ‘It (the UCI) will not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and it will recognise the sanction that USADA has imposed. The UCI will ban Lance Armstrong from cycling and the UCI will strip him of his seven Tour de France titles. Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling.’ The statement at the live press conference continued: ‘The UCI will also recognise the sanctions imposed upon the riders that testified against Lance Armstrong, the UCI indeed thanks them for telling their stories… The UCI likewise has nothing to hide in responding to the USADA report’. The UCI has called a special meeting of the UCI Management Committee to discuss the report and the measures that need put into place to ensure that nothing of this nature again blights the sport.