PARIS (AP) — Lance Armstrong is unlikely to receive an invitation from Tour de France organizers as part of the celebrations for the 100th edition of the race this year.
As part of the festivities, all riders who managed to finish a Tour de France race have been invited for the final day, with the total number of invitations numbering about 4,000 and about 500 former riders expected to be at the finish line on the Champs-Elysees.
Tour director Christian Prudhomme says it would be "out of place" to invite Armstrong.
Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour titles and banned from competing following a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report that portrayed him as a serial drug cheat. After years of denials, he confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday.