UCI disbands independent Armstrong commission

International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid. Photo: Reuters

The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Monday it had disbanded the independent commission it had set up to investigate alleged involvement by the global governing body in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

UCI not fit to hear Lance Armstrong's case, says Usada's Travis Tygart

Travis Tygart

American jurors and US anti-doping officials should decide Lance Armstrong's fate rather than the International Cycling Union, the main investigator who has chased Armstrong for years has said.

29 Jan 2013 - 9:13am

Timeline: a decade of doping denials by Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong has spent more than a decade vehemently denying accusations of doping. Photo: Reuters

Lance Armstrong spent more than a decade vehemently denying accusations of doping, his reported confession on Monday coming only after the testimony of others had forever tainted his cycling legacy.

Below are some of Armstrong’s doping denials since 2001:

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Armstrong gone, time to vanquish doping in all sports

Doping is unacceptable and it must be banished from every sport. Cycling must show how that can be done. Photo: AP

Lance Armstrong never existed. That is the message from cycling's governing body in the wake of overwhelming evidence that he was a drug cheat. And his disappearance is being fastidiously enforced, his every mention having been expunged from the record books.

27 Oct 2012 - 1:24am

World Anti-Doping Agency ‘encouraged’ by UCI Armstrong ruling

The US Anti-Doping Agency branded seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong the central figure in a sophisticated, systematic doping scheme. Photo: AFP

Cycling’s decision on Monday to cast out Lance Armstrong left World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) chief John Fahey “encouraged” that sport’s biggest doping scandal was drawing to “a correct conclusion”.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Lance Armstrong paid motorcyclist to deliver EPO, ex-teammate says

Lance Armstrong rides behind his US Postal teammates at the Tour de France in 2004. Photo: AFP

Lance Armstrong paid for a motorcyclist to deliver the banned blood-booster EPO to him during the 1999 Tour de France, former teammate Tyler Hamilton said in a BBC radio documentary broadcast on Monday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Cycling Australia to meet over Armstrong-linked doping admissions

Former road racer Matt White said he was standing down from his position as Professional Men’s Road Coordinator. Photo: AFP

Cycling Australia will meet this week to discuss what action it will take after former road racer Matt White admitted involvement in the Lance Armstrong doping conspiracy, the organisation said on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Lance Armstrong at centre of most sophisticated doping programme

The report by the US Anti-Doping Agency paints a picture of Lance Armstrong as a man who would pay any financial, emotional or physical price to achieve victory. Photo: AFP

Page after page of damning details. They came from computer records, books, media reports and, maybe most significantly, the people Lance Armstrong used to train alongside and celebrate with. The people he used to call his friends.

12 Oct 2012 - 9:53am

Armstrong doping conspiracy the biggest in sport, Usada says

Usada says Lance Armstrong's cycling team was engaged in the "most sophisticated" doping programme the sport has ever seen. Photo: AFP

“Overwhelming” evidence shows Lance Armstrong engaged in the biggest doping conspiracy in sports history to win the Tour de France seven times, the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) said Wednesday.

11 Oct 2012 - 1:34am