LONDON (October 31, 2012)—Lance Armstrong’s career is in ruins and he’s about to go up in smoke, at least in effigy.
The disgraced Texas cyclist was chosen as the latest celebrity to be b burned in effigy during an English town's nationally famous Bonfire Night celebrations.
Edenbridge in southeast England has built a 30-foot model of Armstrong, who was stripped recently of his seven Tour de France titles for doping offenses.
The effigy, which will be burned on Saturday, sports a sign saying "For sale, racing bike, no longer required."
Towns across Britain light bonfires and set off fireworks on Nov. 5 to commemorate Guy Fawkes' failed plot in 1605 to blow up Parliament.