Armstrong Accuser Betsy Andreu Celebrates Victory At WADA

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Lausanne, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Betsy Andreu, one of the first people to attest disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong took banned substances, told AFP that despite him "trying to destroy" her life she felt like she had won by testifying to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday. Andreu, wife of former Armstrong team-mate and fellow doper Frankie, added that because of her and her … [Read more...]

Roman Kreuziger Slams CAS For Delays In His Doping Case

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Prague, March 23, 2015 (AFP) - Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger, accused of doping charges over problems in his biological passport, has slammed anti-doping bodies over delays in his case that has hampered his career. "I never cease to be amazed. Another delay," the 28-year-old Tinkoff-Saxo rider wrote on Twitter, blaming the Court of Arbitration for Sport alongside the international … [Read more...]

AG2R Team Devastated After Mondory Tests EPO Positive

Saint-Amand-Montrond, France, March 10, 2015 (AFP) - The world of cycling was hit by another doping scandal on Tuesday when French rider Lloyd Mondory was revealed to have tested positive for EPO, the International Cycling Union (UCI) have announced. Mondory, 32, of the AG2R La Mondiale team, who has twice taken part in the Tour de France, returned a positive test for the … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Statements Regarding The CIRC Cooperation

Lance Armstrong Statement: I am grateful to CIRC for seeking the truth and allowing me to assist in that search. I am deeply sorry for many things I have done. However, it is my hope that revealing the truth will lead to a bright, dope-free future for the sport I love, and will allow all young riders emerging from small towns throughout the world in years to come to chase their dreams without … [Read more...]

UCI Chiefs ‘Protected’ Armstrong Against Doping Claims

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By Jean MONTOIS Paris, March 9, 2015 (AFP) - An independent commission on Monday accused top leaders of cycling's world body of protecting Lance Armstrong and other drug cheats to protect the sports reputation. The commission also said doping remains widespread and called on the International Cycling Union (UCI) to enact widespread changes. The Cycling Independent Reform … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Must Pay $10M After Arbitration Loss

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Dallas, Feb 16, 2015 (AFP) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of seven Tour de France titles for doping, must pay $10 million (8.8 million euros) after losing an arbitration dispute with SCA Promotions. The Texas firm announced Monday in a statement that the arbitration panel punished Armstrong for "an unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and … [Read more...]

USADA Chief Tygart Rejects Lance Armstrong ‘Witch-Hunt’ Claim

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By Bhavan JAIPRAGAS Singapore, Feb 11, 2015 (AFP) - The US anti-doping chief Wednesday dismissed accusations of a "witch hunt" against Lance Armstrong and said he was delighted with reforms aimed at cleaning up cycling. Travis Tygart, chief executive of the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), hit back at comments from former International Cycling … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Says He Would Dope Again If Faced With The Same

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London, Jan 26, 2015 (AFP) - Cycling outcast Lance Armstrong has said he would take banned substances again if faced with the same circumstances that saw him dope in 1995. In an interview with the BBC on Monday, the American said it was not possible to win cleanly when he was dominating the Tour de France with a record seven wins from 1999 to 2005 but that the race could now be won by … [Read more...]

I’ve Passed Lie Detector Test Says Roman Kreuziger

Prague, Jan 24, 2015 (AFP) - Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger, accused of doping charges over problems in his biological passport, said Saturday he has passed a lie detector test in a bid to clear his name. "I replied to three essential questions and for all of them, the detector confirmed that I was telling the truth," Kreuziger, 28, revealed on his website www.kreuzigercase.com. The … [Read more...]

Suspended Rider Mauro Santambrogio Fails Dope Test Number 2

PARIS, Dec 18, 2014 (AFP) - Italian cyclist Mauro Santambrogio, who is already serving a doping suspension, has failed another drugs test, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said Thursday. The 30-year-old Italian, who can ask for his 'B' sample to be analysed, failed an out of competition test on October 22 for high levels of testosterone. Santambrogio had failed a first test at … [Read more...]