Cycling Body Urged To Back Armstrong Case

MONTREAL (AP) – The World Anti-Doping Agency has urged cycling’s governing body to support United States anti-doping officials and provide documents to help their case against Lance Armstrong.

WADA says it wrote to International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid on Tuesday, asking him to withdraw a request to take jurisdiction of the Armstrong case from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

WADA says it reminds the cycling body that the agency “which discovered the violation must have results management authority” in a case.

Armstrong could lose his seven Tour de France titles if he is found to have doped throughout his career, as USADA alleges.

WADA says there is “no provision” within its rules “that allows the UCI to interfere with the USADA case” or demand to see the American agency’s evidence.

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