UCI to announce decision on Armstrong case

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GENEVA (AP) -- Cycling's governing body is set to announce Monday whether it will ratify Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban and the loss of seven Tour de France titles ordered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid will announce at a 7 a.m. EDT news conference whether the UCI will ratify USADA'S decision to strip Armstrong of his Tour titles or appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Following that, it will be the turn of Tour de France organizers to have their say as the race prepares to celebrate its 100th edition next year.

Tour President Christian Prudhomme is awaiting the UCI's decision, saying he will remove Armstrong's name from the record books if the UCI takes away his titles.