The Straits Times
Published on Oct 18, 2012

Armstrong's bicycle company Trek dumps him


WASHINGTON (AFP) - Trek, the company that made the bicycles Lance Armstrong rode to seven Tour de France titles, announced on Wednesday it was joining Nike and Anheuser-Busch in terminating its sponsorship contract with the disgraced rider.

Armstrong was issued a life ban and stripped of his titles in August by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which last week revealed 1,000 pages of evidence against him, including testimony from 11 former teammates.

"Trek is disappointed by the findings and conclusions in the USADA report regarding Lance Armstrong," a statement from the bicycle manufacturer said.

"Given the determinations of the report, Trek today is terminating our longterm relationship with Lance Armstrong. Trek will continue to support the Livestrong Foundation and its efforts to combat cancer."