Pierre Bordry Announces His Retirement

PARIS - Pierre Bordry, the controversial head of the French anti-doping agency announced his resignation on Friday with cycling legend Lance Armstrong, with whom he regularly clashed, greeting the news with a brief "Au revoir Pierre". "Normally my term finishes in July but I will quit the agency as soon as my successor is named," said the 70-year-old, who had been in charge of the AFLD for … [Read more...]

AFLD “very impressed” With Case Against Armstrong

PARIS - The president of the French Agency for the fight against doping (AFLD), Pierre Bordry, said Thursday he was "very impressed" by the work of U.S. authorities investigating the case of Lance Armstrong who is being accused of doping by his former teammate Floyd Landis. The seven-time Tour de France rider is the target of an investigation by two U.S. attorneys and the U.S. Anti-Doping … [Read more...]

AFLD Chief Slams The UCI and Astana

French anti-doping chiefs (AFLD) said Wednesday they were surprised at the lack of positive doping tests at this year's Tour de France and said they won't collaborate with world cycling's ruling body next year. And the AFLD maintained its claims that the Astana team of Lance Armstrong and eventual winner Alberto Contador were among the most "blatant" when it came to delays during doping … [Read more...]

Armstrong Hits Back At Special Favors Allegations

by Ryland James COLMAR, France, July 17, 2009 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong has hit back at allegations that his Astana team are being treated leniently by anti-doping controllers on the Tour de France. Armstrong, who is bidding to win the Tour for an eighth time, is angry about allegations his team are being treated favorably and insists Astana are being tested more than any other … [Read more...]

French Minister Says UCI Must Not Waver

VITTEL, France, July 16, 2009 (AFP) - French Minister for Sport Roselyne Bachelot hit out Thursday at cycling's world ruling body, calling for a more stringent approach to carrying out the doping controls on the race. An incident involving the Astana team of race favourites Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong last week prompted France's national anti-doping agency (AFLD) to hit out at the … [Read more...]

Tour’s Anti-Doping Chief Regrets Lack Of UCI Help

PARIS, July 26, 2008 (AFP) - The chief of anti-doping operations at this year's Tour de France has hit out at the International Cycling Union (UCI) over a lack of co-operation prior to this year's race. Following a feud between world cycling's governing body and major race organizers, this year's race was held under the auspices of the French cycling federation and not the UCI. That … [Read more...]