RadioShack Cuts Ties With Bruyneel

U.S. Postal team director named in USADA report

Caty Enders

The RadioShack-Nissan team has announced that it severed ties with Lance Armstrong’s former manager Johan Bruyneel on Friday, two days after the release of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s extensive report on an organized doping program within the U.S. Postal team. The team said the decision was reached by mutual agreement. “His departure is desirable to ensure the serenity and cohesiveness within the team,” RadioShack said in a statement. The USADA report painted Bruyneel as the pied piper of the doping program. “[He] learned how to introduce young men to performance-enhancing drugs, becoming adept at leading them down the path from newly minted professional rider to veteran drug user,” USADA said. RadioShack team leader Frank Schleck tested positive for a banned substance at this year’s Tour, and was subsequently pulled from the race.