Novitzky Heads to France for Armstrong Investigation

 

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U.S. investigators, led by FDA agent Jeff Novitzky, plan to speak with French officials this week for further investigation of doping allegations against Lance Armstrong, CBS News reports.

The French agency, which has stored samples of Armstrong's urine, intends to tell the Americans everything they know. France's former Anti-Doping chief Pierre Bordry, who resigned in October, had promised to provide Novitzky with Armstrong's samples from the 1999 Tour de France if an official request was made.

The French newspaper L'Equipe reported in 2005 that Armstrong's 1999 samples contained evidence of performance-enhancer EPO, though the UCI later cleared Armstrong.

Read Brian Alexander's story Big Fish, from our October issue, for more on Novitzky's quest to harpoon Armstrong.

--Nick Davidson

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