Following communication with the US Anti Doping Agency and the UCI, USA Cycling has confirmed that Lance Armstrong’s planned participation in Saturday’s Hincapie Gran Fondo would contravene the lifetime ban the Texan was handed in 2012. “USA Cycling has been asked by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to look into the Hincapie Gran Fondo in the face of questions concerning rider eligibility." “USA Cycling has informed USADA that the Gran Fondo Hincapie constitutes a cycling “activity” that is “authorized” by USA Cycling as those terms are used in the World Anti-Doping Code and in the Anti-Doping provisions of the UCI (International Cycling Union) Cycling Regulations. “Under these provisions, an athlete’s suspension bars participation in an authorized activity such as this. The UCI has confirmed USA Cycling’s interpretation. The World Anti-Doping Code vests jurisdiction in UCI and in USADA to determine whether an athlete has violated the terms of any suspension, as well as to assess any sanctions that might accompany an adverse determination.” Sorry to inform you all that Lance will not be able to participate. I really don't understand those apposing him, saying it would lesson lifetime bans. Lance can never compete, had his titles stripped, and has to live with the shame and guilt. Let the guy ride for run in a Gran Fondo, really, who cares that much if he does?