10 Jul 2009

Armstrong tested on Tour de France

8:24 am on 10 July 2009

Lance Armstrong was whisked away for a routine drug test following the fifth stage of the Tour de France, but he insists he has nothing to hide.

The seven times winner, who has faced unfounded allegations of doping throughout his career, insists he takes every drugs test in his stride, and he he's lost count of the number of times he's been tested.

The 37-year-old Texan has retained his share of the lead with the Swiss Fabian Cancellara after stage 5, won by the Frenchman Thomas Voeckler.