Three Lance Armstrong Associates Banned for Life
With Lance Armstrong still digging in for a legal fight, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) earlier today issued lifetime sports bans to three former staff members and consultants on Armstrong's winning Tour de France teams for doping violations.
Marti, of Spain, who worked for the U.S. Postal Service, Discovery from 1999-2007 and then Astana, helped deliver performance-enhancing drugs to riders in Europe and helped with injections, USADA said.
"Permanently banning these individuals from sport is a powerful statement that protects the current and next generation of athletes from their influence, and preserves the integrity of future competition," Tygart said.