MORE DETAILS: Lance Armstrong Responds To Agency's Doping Allegations
(CNN) -- Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong said Wednesday the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency intends to "dredge up discredited" doping allegations against him in a bid to strip him of his seven Tour de France victories.
The Washington Post said it received a copy of a 15-page agency letter sent Tuesday to Armstrong and several others. As a result of the allegations, Armstrong was immediately banned from competing in triathlons, a sport he took up after retiring from professional bicycling, the newspaper reported on its website.
Armstrong, as he has in the past, said he has never engaged in doping.
"Unlike many of my
accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no
spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed
one," Armstrong said on his website. "That USADA ignores this
fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the admitted dopers
says far more about USADA, its lack of fairness and this vendetta than
it does about my guilt or innocence." click here to read more
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