Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen called Lance Armstrong’s claim that he helped cover up the rider’s doping at the 1999 Tour de France a ‘ridiculous story’
Of all the topics Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis might have been prepared to talk about at Super Bowl media day, deer-antler spray probably was not among them.
The 41-year-old Armstrong retired in 2011. Armstrong won the Tour de France each year from 1999 to 2005, but USADA said those victories are now erased when it banned him.
Marathon officials said Armstrong didn’t formally register for the race, but noted that USADA’s ruling bars him from entering races sanctioned by USA Track & Field.
Armstrong, who retired a year ago, said Thursday that he would no longer challenge USADA. He denied again that he ever took banned substances in his career.
An Italian newspaper is reporting that Lance Armstrong made payments to an Italian physician banned for doping through a front company in Switzerland.