Cycling Chiefs Cast Out Armstrong As Ban Is Confirmed

by Justin Davis GENEVA, Oct 22, 2012 (AFP) - Disgraced Lance Armstrong's fate was sealed on Monday, as cycling's under-fire world governing body decided to back a life ban for doping and strip him of his record seven Tour de France titles. The International Cycling Union (UCI) said it supported the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) decision to erase the rider's entire career after … [Read more...]

UCI To Respond To Armstrong Doping Dossier Monday

PARIS, Oct 20, 2012 - World cycling's governing body said on Friday that it will give its response to the devastating US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) dossier on Lance Armstrong on Monday. The International Cycling Union (UCI) said in an emailed statement that its president, Pat McQuaid, would give its position on the report at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The UCI has … [Read more...]

More Australian Fallout Over Armstrong Doping Scandal

SYDNEY, Oct 19, 2012 (AFP) - Senior Cycling Australia official Stephen Hodge on Friday became the latest casualty of the US Anti-Doping Agency case against Lance Armstrong when he said he would resign as vice-president. Hodge, 51, had a nine-year professional road career from 1987 and said he took part in doping for the last six of those years so he could gain team selection to major … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Could Still Be Prosecuted

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by Arthur MacMillan WASHINGTON, Oct 12, 2012 (AFP) - It may require years of legal argument and enormous financial cost, but Lance Armstrong could yet be forced into court on charges that he lied when he denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs. The 41-year old former cyclist, whose seven Tour de France wins and cancer charity made him a global icon, is accused of being at … [Read more...]

Tour de France Against Re-Distributing Armstrong Wins

PARIS, Oct 12, 2012 - Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme said Friday he was against re-distributing disgraced US rider Lance Armstrong's seven victories in the world's most prestigious cycling race. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) this week said Armstrong was at the centre of the biggest doping programme in sporting history, as it produced more than 1,000 pages of testimony … [Read more...]

What Next For Armstrong After Devastating Report?

by Phil Hazlewood PARIS, Oct 11, 2012 A damning report placing Lance Armstrong at the heart of the biggest doping programme in sporting history has raised questions about what happens next, with the seven-time Tour de France winner's career and reputation in tatters. How Armstrong, who is accused of but has consistently denied systematic doping, managed to evade detection will … [Read more...]

Governing Body UCI To Study USADA Armstrong Claims

PARIS, Oct 11, 2012 (AFP) - Cycling's world governing body on Thursday said it would look at a US Anti-Doping Agency report that accused seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong of being at the centre of a widespread doping conspiracy. "The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) will examine all information received in order to consider issues of appeal and recognition, … [Read more...]

Armstrong Attorney Attacks Impending USADA Report

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 9, 2012 (AFP) - Before the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has even sent its findings regarding a lifetime doping ban of Lance Armstrong to the International Cycling Union (UCI), the cyclist is attacking the report. Armstrong lawyer Tim Herman has sent a letter to USADA complaining that they should send their entire file of evidence gathered in a probe of Armstrong to … [Read more...]

Exasperated UCI Criticize USADA Over Armstrong Delay

PARIS, Sept 27, 2012 - Cycling's governing body the UCI expressed their growing impatience Thursday over the US Anti-Doping Agency's delay in handing over the Lance Armstrong doping dossier. One month after the USADA branded Armstrong a drugs cheat and stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles the UCI are still waiting to examine for themselves the evidence compiled against the … [Read more...]

UCI says still waiting for USADA Armstrong report

VALKENBURG, Sept 15, 2012 (AFP) - The International Cycling Union said Saturday it was still awaiting a report from the US Anti-Doping Agency into the alleged doping record of Lance Armstrong, whom the USADA has branded a drug cheat. USADA said last month that Armstrong would be banned for life and his results since 1998 -- including seven Tour de France titles won from 1999-2005 -- … [Read more...]