Armstrong Confession ‘Small Step In Right Direction’ States USADA

Travis Tygart

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Jan 18, 2013 (AFP) - US Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart on Thursday called Lance Armstrong's admission of doping "a small step in the right direction," for the shamed cyclist. "Tonight, Lance Armstrong finally acknowledged that his cycling career was built on a powerful combination of doping and deceit," said Tygart, who guided the USADA probe … [Read more...]

Bruyneel To Write Book About Lance Armstrong Affair

BRUSSELS, Jan 18, 2013 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's former team director Johan Bruyneel is set to present his version of events of the doping scandal that has enveloped cycling in a book, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Friday. According to the newspaper, Bruyneel wanted "to put everything into the right context and correct the false image that the USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency) … [Read more...]

UCI “Smokescreen” Confirms Commission Is Not Truly Independent

Change Cycling Now (CCN) is dismayed by the Union Cycliste Internationals’s (UCI’s) incomplete response to the Independent Commission’s calls for wider terms of reference and alterations to the general process of its forthcoming review. It is a response which clearly illustrates the UCI’s continued determination to manipulate the independent process and consequently endangers the … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Tried To Donate To USADA In 2004

LOS ANGELES, Jan 5, 2013 (AFP) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong attempted to donate around $250,000 to the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the head of the agency says in a "60 Minutes" episode which airs on US television Wednesday. USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said he was bowled over by the "totally inappropriate" offer from one of Armstrong's representatives in 2004 which … [Read more...]

WADA Invigorated by USADA Probe

by Judi Rever MONTREAL, Nov 18, 2012 (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Sunday that sport has the power to expose cheaters, and one of its earliest crusaders against the drug-soaked culture of cycling has been its founding president Dick Pound. WADA Chairman John Fahey lauded a ground-breaking probe by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that exposed the supply, use … [Read more...]

WADA Decides Not To Appeal Armstrong Case

Lance Armstrong US Postal Team

PARIS, Nov 2, 2012 (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Friday said that it would not appeal against a decision to strip US cyclist Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France victories and ban him from the sport for life for doping. The organization said it would "not exercise its independent right of appeal" after considering the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) dossier … [Read more...]

Insurer SCA Promotions Asking Armstrong To Repay 12 Million Bonus

WASHINGTON, Oct 31, 2012 (AFP) - Dallas insurance company SCA Promotions confirmed on Wednesday that it has sent Lance Armstrong a letter demanding the return of $12 million in bonuses and warned that it might take legal action. SCA attorney Jeff Dorough said the letter not only seeks back the bonus money but states that it might go to court for legal sanctions and penalties against the … [Read more...]

Rominger Denies Links To Ferrari Doping Network

LAUSANNE, Oct 29, 2012 (AFP) - Former Swiss rider Tony Rominger has denied his management company has links to what Italian investigators believe is a network designed to finance doping, aid tax evasion and launder money. Italian officials are investigating sports doctor Michele Ferrari's activities in the wake of a report by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) which accused him of … [Read more...]

USA Cycling’s Statement On Today’s UCI Announcement

USA Cycling

(October 22, 2012) -- The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced today that it accepted the sanctions handed down by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in conjunction with the Lance Armstrong investigation. USA Cycling applauds the USADA and UCI decisions and fully supports their continuing efforts to ensure a clean and level playing field for the sport. "Today’s announcement by the UCI … [Read more...]

USADA Wants Probe To Restore Cycling’s Good Name

WASHINGTON, Oct 22, 2012 (AFP) - The head of the US anti-doping body called Monday for a truth commission to uncover drug cheats in cycling, saying that punishing Lance Armstrong is not nearly enough to restore its credibility. "It is essential that an independent and meaningful Truth and Reconciliation Commission be established so that the sport can fully unshackle itself from the … [Read more...]