Lance Armstrong Issues Statement About Drug Testing

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04/8/2009| 0 comments
by Thomas Valentinsen

Lance Armstrong Issues Statement About Drug Testing

Outrageous reports yesterday coming out of France allege that I "misbehaved" during a recent unannounced drug test performed by the French government while I was training in southern France in early March.

asked the tester to state if there were any irregularities or further observations from the testing process and to that he wrote “no”.  I have learned that after the tests were all negative, the laboratory has now suggested that the 20 minute delay should be investigated.

I find it amazing that I’ve been tested 24 times without incident and the first test I do in France results in more outrageous allegations and negative leaks to the press.  This is just another example of the improper behavior by the French laboratory and the French anti-doping organizations.  I am sorry that they are disappointed that all the tests were negative, but I do not use any prohibited drugs or substances.  As always, I’m available anytime and anywhere to be tested.  It is this sort of behavior that hurts the entire system and causes me and many other athletes to call for reforms in general and an improvement in the conduct of French laboratories and authorities in particular.

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