Since Lance Armstrong lost his Tour de France titles, does the second-place person now get the titles?

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<p> <strong style="font-size: 18.18181800842285px;">Ever since Lance Armstrong lost his Tour de France titles, I have been wondering if the people who came in second in those races were awarded the titles.&nbsp;</strong></p>

Ever since Lance Armstrong lost his Tour de France titles, I have been wondering if the people who came in second in those races were awarded the titles. 

— Irene Paul, Northfield, N.H.

That would be the simple solution, but the ubiquity of doping in cycling renders such a simple solution impossible. The sport’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), stripped Armstrong of his titles in late 2012 following the report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that implicated Armstrong (among many others) and chose not to award those titles to other riders. 

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