UCI still waiting for details of Armstrong lifetime ban
Sunday, 16 September 2012
September 16 - Details of Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban have still to be received by the International Cycling Union (UCI) from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), it has been revealed.
USADA said last month that the cyclist would be banned for life and his results since 1998 - including seven Tour de France titles won during 1999-2005 -expunged due to "numerous" alleged violations.
But, according to the UCI President Pat McQuaid, the file still has to be sent to them, despite requesting it as soon as the decision was announced on August 24.
"The dossier which USADA has certainly prepared will allow for clarification on points which remain open in this affair," said McQuaid, adding that one of those points was the issue of which agency has jurisdiction when it comes to sanctioning Armstrong.
McQuaid reiterated that, barring any major unforeseen problem, "the UCI does not intend to appeal" the USADA sanctions to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
"But we need verification" of wrongdoing, McQuaid added.
After USADA announced its sanctions Armstrong said he would not seek to clear his name through the CAS.
He continues to deny doping during his career.
USADA claimed it has as many as 10 witnesses prepared to testify to Arrmstrong's drug use.
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