Lance Armstrong, Tour Down Under 2010

Sports apparel giant Oakley has dumped Lance Armstrong in the wake of the International Cycling Union's decision to ratify sanctions that saw the American stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and issued a lifetime ban from the sport.

Oakley will continue to support the Livestrong Foundation, which Armstrong stepped down as chairman of last week, but will no longer continue its personal sponsorship, joining a long list of companies, including Nike, to cut ties.

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