The International Cycling Union (UCI), the organization that governs the sport of cycling, has taken away the seven Tour de France titles that the American cycling legend Lance Armstrong won from 1999 to 2005. Armstrong has been charged with using performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France races that he won. These drugs are substances that can be taken by individuals to make them faster, stronger, and better at a sport. Taking these drugs is considered cheating. Many sport organizations have increased their efforts to keep sports clean of such cheating by repeatedly testing the blood and urine of athletes. However, Armstrong has been accused of using very sophisticated techniques for not getting caught during the races.
The Tour de France is considered to be the world’s biggest cycling race and also one of the toughest sports challenges on Earth. It is a 3 week event held annually in France.