26 Apr 2013

Cycling failing to deliver on Armstrong promises: USADA boss

6:48 am on 26 April 2013

Cycling's international governing body, the UCI, has failed to deliver on its promise to deal with the consequences of the Lance Armstrong scandal, says the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency president Travis Tygart.

Speaking before a French Senate investigation committee on doping, Tygart, says the UCI's taken no action after Amstrong was banned for life for doping his way to seven Tour de France titles.

The USADA chief executive says it's unacceptable for the UCI to have publicly announced that decisive action was needed but to have done nothing.

In January the cycling body disbanded its Independent Commission which was investigating the Armstrong affair in favour of a Truth and Reconciliation process but that is yet to start.

Tygart says the UCI's stalling so the cycling season can get underway and another Tour de France can take place in the hope people will forget.