20 Oct 2012

Cycling Australia vice president quit after admitting to doping

11:02 am on 20 October 2012

Stephen Hodge has refused to draw any former or current Australian riders into his decision to resign from the Cycling Australia board because of doping.

Hodge became the latest casualty of the US Anti-Doping Agency case against Lance Armstrong when he announced yesterday that he would resign from his position as a Cycling Australia A vice-president.

It comes two days after the organisation sacked Matt White from a part-time role after he also confessed to doping during his pro career.

Hodge, 51, had a nine-year professional road career from 1987 and says he took part in doping for the last six of those years so he could gain team selection to big races such as the Tour de France.

When asked whether there were other former or current Australian riders who should consider coming clean he told reporters it was a decision only they could make and stressed that pro cycling now was completely different to when he competed.

Hodge competed in Europe up until his retirement at the end of 1996.