Oct. 10, 2012
-- The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is detailing its doping file on seven-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong.
In August, Armstrong decided to drop his fight against more than a decade of charges that he doped during his career.
After Armstrong's announcement, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said it would ban the cyclist for life and recommend he be stripped of all his Tour de France titles.
The agency contends Armstrong and five former cycling team associates engaged in a doping conspiracy from 1998 to 2011.
Saying that fighting the charges was taking time away from his family and his cause raising money for cancer research, Armstrong said, "There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, 'Enough is enough,'" Armstrong said in a statement. "For me, that time is now."
Armstrong retired from cycling in February 2011. The 39-year-old athlete from Texas had initially retired from cycling in 2005, but returned in 2009 to finish third in the Tour his first year back.
Here, Armstrong surges during the final stage of the 1999 Tour de France -- the first of his Tour wins.