Martial Saugy disputes USADA accusations

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01/12/2013| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com

Martial Saugy disputes USADA accusations

The head of Switzerland's anti-doping laboratory described as "nonsense" claims by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart that he helped Lance Armstrong avoid being caught for doping.

to meet him to explain that we are not doing a bad job."

The UCI has said other riders and teams were given the same information from Saugy's lab in 2002 that Armstrong and Bruyneel received.

"This was clearly part of my job," Saugy said. "I do not interpret or understand the way I was producing this information as a key to escape from doping controls."

Saugy dismissed a suggestion that the dispute hinted at a rift with Tygart over how his lab, which manages the UCI's biological passport program, worked with USADA on the Armstrong case.

"I don't know what is behind it," Saugy said and added "Of course, (there) was some discussion between USADA and our laboratory because we were one of the laboratories working for UCI analyzing some of the samples, but no real difficulty."

Armstrong will give his first television interview since the sanctions were imposed when he speaks with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday.


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