USADA Offers Deals to Snitch on Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong's lawyers say the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is cutting deals with cyclists, like reducing bans from competition, if they testify or provide evidence that Armstrong doped, the AP reports

The Agency became interested in Armstrong after former teammate, Floyd Landis, accused the seven-time Tour de France winner of taking performance-enhancing drugs this spring, during the Tour of California. Armstrong crashed out of the California race the day the allegations were made. 

As it stands, the USADA's deal seems to serve only riders who doped and are still competing, or are young enough to return to competition if a ban were lifted. 

–Erin Beresini

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