28 Sep 2012

UCI critcises delay in Armstrong case

5:54 am on 28 September 2012

The International Cycling Union has criticised the United States Anti-Doping Agency for a delay in Lance Armstrong's doping case, saying it is unusual that evidence is still being gathered after a person has been found guilty.

The 40-year-old was stripped of his record seven Tour de France wins last month and handed a lifetime ban by USADA after indicating he would not challenge charges that he had doped throughout his career.

Armstrong has always denied doping.

The International Cycling Union must ratify the sanction and USADA says the file case and reasoned decision will be sent to the UCI and the World Anti-Doping Agency by October 15th.