Armstrong says UCI head Verbruggen planned Tour doping cover-up

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11/18/2013| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com
Lance Armstrong claims former International Cycling Union president Hein Verbruggen (right) instigated a cover-up of his doping at the 1999 Tour de France Fotoreporter Sirotti

Armstrong says UCI head Verbruggen planned Tour doping cover-up

Lance Armstrong claims former International Cycling Union president Hein Verbruggen instigated a cover-up of his doping at the 1999 Tour de France.

statement Monday, the UCI said its commission would "invite individuals to provide evidence."

"We would urge all those involved to come forward and help the Commission in its work in the best interests of the sport of cycling," the governing body said. "This investigation is essential to the well-being of cycling in fully understanding the doping culture of the past, the role of the UCI at that time and helping us all to move forward to a clean and healthy future."

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