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|ials that concluded he cheated throughout his career. |
The 41 yr old cancer survivor's unprecedented dominance inside the grueling sport very easily stricken in the record books, though Armstrong is constantly insist he never cheated. Anti Doping Agency that accused Armstrong of leading an immense doping program on his teams.
The report included testimony from many former teammates who competed alongside Armstrong because he won the sport's most coveted title every year from 1999 to 2005. de France director Christian Prudhomme says the race should have no official winners for the people years. Postal Service and Discovery Channel teams. International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid announced that this federation accepted the USADA's directory Armstrong and wouldn't attract a legal court of Arbitration for Sport.
"I've been better, but I've also been worse." Believed lance armstrong, speaking with cyclists on Sunday
The USADA report said Armstrong and the teams used steroids, the blood booster EPO and blood transfusions. The report included statements from 11 former teammates who testified against Armstrong.
Armstrong denies doping, saying he passed hundreds of drug tests. But he chose to not fight USADA with a agency's arbitration hearings, arguing the process was biased against him. Former Armstrong team director Johan Bruyneel can also be facing doping charges, but he is challenging the USADA case in arbitration.
On Sunday, Armstrong greeted about 4,300 cyclists at his Livestrong charity's fundraiser bike ride in Texas, telling the group he's faced a "very difficult" weeks.
"I've been better, but I've been worse," Armstrong, a cancer survivor, told the crowd.
While drug abuse allegations have followed the 41 year old Armstrong throughout a lot of his career, the USADA report has badly damaged his reputation. Longtime sponsors Nike, Trek Bicycles and Anheuser Busch have dropped him, as have other companies, and Armstrong also stepped down a couple weeks ago as chairman of Livestrong, the cancer awareness charity he founded 20 years ago after surviving testicular cancer which spread to his lungs and brain.
Armstrong's astonishing return from life-threatening illness on the summit of cycling offered an inspirational story that transcended the sport. However, his downfall has finished "one of the most extremely sordid chapters in sports history," USADA said in the 200 page report published fourteen days ago.
Armstrong has consistently argued that this USADA system was rigged against him, calling the agency's effort a "witch hunt."
If Armstrong's Tour victories will not be reassigned there would be a hole in the record books, marking a shift from how organizers treated similar cases during the past.
When Alberto Contador was stripped of his 2010 Tour victory to get a doping violation, organizers awarded the title to Andy Schleck. In 2006, Oscar Pereiro was awarded the victory following your doping disqualification of yank rider Floyd Landis.
USADA also thinks the Tour titles must not be presented to other riders who finished about the podium, such was the amount of doping during Armstrong's era.
The business said 20 on the 21 riders for the podium inside Tour from 1999 through 2005 are already "directly linked with likely doping through admissions, sanctions, public investigations" or other means. It added that regarding the 45 riders around the podium between 1996 and 2010, 36 were by cyclists "similarly tainted by doping."
Our planet's most well-known cyclist could still face further sports sanctions and legal challenges. government. (let's just get out as well)
Altogether, 26 people including 15 riders testified that Armstrong and the teams used and trafficked banned substances and routinely used blood transfusions. One of the witnesses were loyal sidekick George Hincapie and convicted dopers Tyler Hamilton and Floyd Landis.
USADA's case also implicated Italian sports doctor Michele Ferrari, depicted as the architect of doping programs, and longtime coach and team manager Bruyneel.
Ferrari that has been targeted in a Italian prosecutor's probe and yet another medical official, Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral, received lifetime bans.
Bruyneel, team doctor Pedro Celaya and trainer Jose "Pepe" Marti opted for taking their cases to arbitration with USADA. The company could call Armstrong like a witness at those hearings.
Bruyneel, a Belgian former Tour de France rider, lost his job yesterday as manager with the RadioShack Nissan Trek team which Armstrong helped found to ride for from the 2010 season.
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