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World cycling body look at Armstrong dope claims

AFP · 11 Oct 2012, 11:41

Published: 11 Oct 2012 11:41 GMT+02:00

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"The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) will examine all information received in order to consider issues of appeal and recognition, jurisdiction and statute of limitation, within the term of appeal of 21 days, as required by the World Anti-Doping Code," it said in a short statement on its website, www.uci.ch.

"The UCI will endeavour to provide a timely response and not to delay matters any longer than necessary."

The USADA on Wednesday claimed that Armstrong's US Postal Service cycling team ran "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen".

Armstrong "did not merely use performance-enhancing drugs. He supplied them to his team-mates... He was not just a part of the doping culture on his team. He enforced and re-enforced it."

Eleven of the Texan's former team-mates testified against him, forming the basis for the USADA's 202-page "reasoned decision" into why it banned Armstrong for life in August, with more than 1,000 pages of evidence.

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Lance Armstrong on Thursday gave off an air of indifference to claims that he was at the centre of the biggest doping scandal in sporting history, saying that he was concentrating on his charitable work.

"What am I doing tonight? Hanging with my family, unaffected, and thinking about this," he wrote on his Twitter account @lancearmstrong, linking to his Livestrong foundation website and a series of fund-raising events for cancer research.

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Your comments about this article

2012-10-30 15:20:22 by Badger fan
I always believed he cheated, but I didn't know that he pushed the "stuff " to his
team mates!
I've never liked him.
I think I disliked him from the time of hearing a remark he made in regards to
his remission from cancer; I'm paraphrasing, but it was something like
"God had nothing to do with it..I did it all myself" (like a Congoleum ad)
When in Paris in 2005, a French woman was surprised to hear me, an "American" say unequivocally "he cheats"
I had heard some months, or a year or so before, that when officials showed
unexpectedly at his home, he had refused to "pee in the cup"
and offered no reason for his refusal to comply with a standard process.
The man is BUSTED!....busted.
And selfishly, the biggest reason that I don't like him, besides his French bashing
and being the darling of the "ugly Americans" is that Bernard Hinault was, and
still is my favourite French athlete THE BADGER WAS THE MAN!!
And I dare say; still is after all this.
I just couldn't believe that his records could be bested by someone as classless
as Lance Wrongstrong.


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