23 Oct 2012

Cycling doping scandal drawing to correct conclusion says WADA

6:15 pm on 23 October 2012

Cycling's decision to cast out Lance Armstrong has left the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency John Fahey encouraged that sport's biggest doping scandal is drawing to a correct conclusion.

The International Cycling Union has confirmed it supports the findings of the US Anti-Doping Agency, which branded the seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong the central figure in a sophisticated, systematic doping scheme.

The UCI has stripped Armstrong of his titles and banned him for life.

Fahey says WADA's encouraged the UCI feels it can use this case as a catalyst to thoroughly clean up its sport.

Fahey says the US drug agency's case against Armstrong, which is based on testimony from witnesses that included former teammates, supported WADA's stance that testing and analysis alone is not sufficient to expose doping programmes.