27 Jan 2013

Armstrong won't meet with USADA in next week

3:16 pm on 27 January 2013

An attorney for Lance Armstrong says the disgraced cyclist will not meet the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's deadline for him to answer questions under oath, and suggested his client would rather participate in international efforts to "clear the air."

In a letter to the USADA, attorney Timothy Herman says while Armstrong is willing to cooperate with the agency, its request to interview him in the next two weeks isn't possible.

Herman blamed pre-existing obligations.

The USADA set a February 6th deadline for Armstrong to fully cooperate in its investigation in return for a possible lifting of his lifetime ban from cycling.

After years of denials, Armstrong confessed last week in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to cheat his way to a record seven Tour de France wins.

The USADA last year stripped Armstrong of his titles and called him a "serial cheat."