After years of speculation and months of reviewing evidence the Lance Armstrong era has come to an end.

Monday morning the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced that they would not appeal the decisions brought down by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency against Armstrong in August.

What does that mean? It means that Armstrong has now been stripped of his seven Tour de France title wins and will be banned for life from Olympic sanctioned sports.

During a press conference UCI President Pat McQuaid had some harsh words about Armstrong, “Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling.”

As mentioned in a post that we had last week, Armstrong announced that he would step down as chairman of Livestrong, the cancer-fighting charity he founded, but would remain active and make appearances.

Finally this saga is over and the world of cycling will go on, just without Lance Armstrong.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

Marcelle English