11 Apr 2009

Armstrong broke anti doping rules last month says French agency

6:44 am on 11 April 2009

The seven times Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong violated anti-doping rules during a random test in southern France, according to the French Anti-Doping Agency.

The agency says Armstrong didn't remain under constant observation of the tester but the 37-year-old, who returned to the sport in January after three and a half years in retirement, denies any wrongdoing.

Armstrong was asked to provide urine, blood and hair samples when returning from a training ride last month.