UCI Yet to Receive Details of Armstrong’s Lifetime Ban

By Community | September 17, 2012

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has not yet received details of Lance Armstrong’s lifetime ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

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 -would be expunged due to “numerous” alleged violations.

But UCI President, Pat McQuaid, said the file still has not been 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,” McQuaid said.

McQuaid said one of the points that requires clarifying iswhich agency has jurisdiction when it comes to sanctioning Armstrong.

McQuaid said, barring any major unforeseen issues, “the UCI does not intend to appeal” the USADA sanctions to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

“But we need verification” of wrongdoing, McQuaid said.

Armstrong said he would not seek to clear his name through the CAS, but he continues to deny doping during his career.

USADA claimed it has several witnesses prepared to testify that Armstrong is guilty of doping.{jcomments on}