UCI Rejects USADA Role In Armstrong Case
Wants sole control over investigation
On Saturday, cycling’s governing body denied the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency any “authority to act or proceed” on behalf of the UCI or USA Cycling in its investigation into the Lance Armstrong doping case. The New York Daily News reported Friday that the UCI asked USADA to hand over all documents related to the case and to allow the UCI to proceed with the investigation in mid-July. USADA denied the request stating that it would be like having “the fox guarding the henhouse,” partly because of the donation Armstrong made to the UCI and allegations that the organization helped to conceal Armstrong’s doping. The UCI is now suggesting that USADA put the question of jurisdiction before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.