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USADA files formal charges against Armstrong

 FILE - This Sept. 22, 2010, file photo shows cyclist Lance Armstrong attending the Clinton Global Initiative, in New York. Armstrong faces a Friday, ...
 FILE - This file photo taken July 25, 2010, shows Lance Armstrong looking back on the podium after the 20th and last stage of the Tour de France cycl...

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FILE - This Sept. 22, 2010, file photo shows cyclist Lance Armstrong attending the Clinton Global Initiative, in New York. Armstrong faces a Friday, ...

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FILE - This file photo taken July 25, 2010, shows Lance Armstrong looking back on the podium after the 20th and last stage of the Tour de France cycl...

Formal charges were filed against Lance Armstrong by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Friday, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of doping throughout the best years of his career.
The agency notified Armstrong, his former team manager Johan Bruyneel and several other Armstrong team associates of the charges in a letter on Thursday.
The charges came after a USADA review panel reviewed the evidence. The case goes to an arbitration panel to decide.
Armstrong maintained his innocence. Armstrong attorney Robert Luskin called the charges "wrong and baseless."
Also charged were team doctors Pedro Celaya Lezama and Luis Garcia del Moral; team trainer Pepe Marti, and consulting doctor Michele Ferrari.


Updated : 2020-12-05 17:27 GMT+08:00