Skip to comments.French doping agency sends Lance Armstrong report to WADA (neo-Gestapp knocks at his door)
Posted on 04/06/2009 4:23:23 PM PDT by VlPu
PARIS (AP) France's anti-doping agency has sent a report on Lance Armstrong's recent test to international sports authorities. The report from March 17 was forwarded to cycling's governing body and the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The French agency said it will decide to investigate once it hears from the cycling body. The international cycling group, however, told The Associated Press on Monday it doesn't have jurisdiction in this matter.
Armstrong was tested in southern France, where he was training as part of his comeback in a bid to win an eighth Tour de France.
He was was asked to provide a hair sample. Testing of hair is allowed under French law but is not recognized by WADA or by the world cycling group.
Armstrong said it was the 24th anti-doping test he had undergone since coming out of retirement in September, but the first time he had ever been asked to provide a hair sample. Armstrong complained over its effect on his haircut, saying he'd been "butchered."
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Armstrong Back On A Bike 3 Days After Broken Collarbone
Mar 28, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AFP) Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong climbed back onto a bicycle for the first time since suffering a broken collarbone.
Three days after an operation to repair the injury suffered during an event in Spain, Armstrong mounted a stationary bicycle to begin a new phase of his rehabilitation work as he hopes to recover in time to continue his comeback.
“I rode for half an hour on a stationary bike,” Armstrong said in a message filed on Twitter.
The American cycling star has returned to his home in Austin, the state capital of Texas, in hopes of getting himself into shape to compete at the Tour of Italy that starts May 9 and in July’s Tour de France.
Armstrong figures it might take eight to 12 weeks before he might complete a full recovery.
Sorry about my ignorance, but what happened to Usain Bolt?
The guy who got screwed was the Mennoite kid from PA who got disqualified. He was not doping.
Tell you what, this guy’s got ball of steel.
He is waiting in the death row
Sorry, but I don’t understand what you mean...I googled him, and there’s no indication that anything bad has happened to him or his medals.