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  • 22 January 2013, 11:08

Armstrong books 'rebranded fiction'

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A library sign promising to reclassify books by Lance Armstrong as fiction has gone viral on social media.

The sign was put up in Manly library, in Sydney, Australia - but officials later said it was a joke, reports Metro.

It said that all non-fiction books by the disgraced cyclist would soon be moved to the fiction section.

It comes after Armstrong finally admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France wins.

A council spokesman said the sign was a joke and that local libraries could not arbitrarily reclassify books.

"This was a prank... a member of the public has taken a photo and posted it on social media and it's gone viral on social media," said Chris Parsons of Manly Council.

"However you can't simple reclassify books from fiction to non-fiction."

Local reports said the sign was posted by a student working part-time in the library. Mr Parsons did not confirm this but said a "little review" would take place at the library.