Don’t Disrespect Tour, Armstrong Told

March 17, 2015 8:33 PM

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LONDON—The head of world cycling urged Lance Armstrong to abandon “disrespectful” plans to ride part of the Tour de France route for charity a day before the professional peloton.

International Cycling Union President Brian Cookson warned that cycling’s showpiece event risked being undermined by the appearance of Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour titles for doping on every one of his wins from 1999-2005.

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