The city has since apologized for its letter inviting the disgraced athlete to compete in the 5K race, which made light of Armstrong's doping by comparing it to Rudolph's nose.
Did Lance Armstrong accidentally give his phone number to his 3.7 million-plus Twitter followers? No. Which only makes his mystery-tweet more puzzling.
The seven-time Tour de France champion and Austinite, facing a lifetime ban from cycling, will be stripped of his titles.
Austin's always colorful district judge smacks down a request by Lance Armstrong's lawyers for a temporary restraining order against the United States Anti-Doping Agency. It was refiled on Tuesday.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency alleges a conspiracy by Armstrong and his former cycling teammates, dating back to 1998.