UCI names three-member panel to investigate Armstrong links

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12/1/2012| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com

UCI names three-member panel to investigate Armstrong links

What the UCI says is an independent panel is set to examine possible links between cycling's governing body and the Lance Armstrong doping case.

had "any reliable evidence or information" that Armstrong was doping; and if it "adequately cooperated with, assisted in and reacted to the USADA" investigation.

A potential conflict of interest between the UCI's role promoting the sport and its duty to police doping will also be examined.

Following the USADA report, LeMond denounced McQuaid and Verbruggen as "the corrupt part of the sport" and called on them to leave the UCI.

LeMond, now the only American winner of cycling's biggest prize, will be joined in London by journalists Paul Kimmage and David Walsh and Australian anti-doping scientist Michael Ashenden, who helped the UCI develop its biological passport anti-doping project.

Under the "Change Cycling Now" banner, the group will meet over two days.

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