Armstrong Stripped of Key to Adelaide

City council votes 6-1 in favor

Ryan O'Hanlon

On Tuesday, the Australian city of Adelaide stripped Lance Armstrong of its highest honor, the key to the city. Following the recent USADA findings and the subsequent revocation of his seven Tour de France titles, Adelaide city councilors voted 6-1 on Tuesday to revoke the key. Armstrong chose Adelaide’s Tour Down Under for his return to professional cycling in 2009, where he also launched Livestrong worldwide. “I will never forget the reception we received in Adelaide when we kicked off the Livestrong global campaign,” Armstrong said in 2010. The 2011 Tour Down Under marked his last-ever race on cycling’s Pro Tour. Armstong is the first of the city’s 33 recipients to have his key withdrawn. 

Via Associated Press