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#USADA

# usada - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Disgraced US cyclist Landis drops appeal

The one-time tour champion had been accused of using a hacker to get documents from an anti-doping lab.

# usada - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Cycling: Former Giro champ Michele Scarponi suspended by team

Scarponi, who was suspended for 18 months in 2007 following the Operation Puerto scandal, now faces further censure for meeting Ferrari.

# usada - Monday 5 November, 2012

'Hangin' in there' -- Lance Armstrong tweets this update TDF

'Hangin' in there' -- Lance Armstrong tweets this update

Looks pretty relaxed.

UCI investigating Vinokourov Liege 'payoff' claim

Vinokourov, banned for blood doping in 2007-2009, faces claims he paid Russian rival Alexandre Kolobnev €150,000 to secure his second victory in cycling’s oldest one-day classic.

# usada - Friday 2 November, 2012

WADA decide not to appeal Lance Armstrong case

Following a “full and careful review” of the evidence, the World Anti-Doping Agency says it won’t contest the decision to strip Armstrong’s seven Tour de France wins.

# usada - Thursday 1 November, 2012

IOC opens probe into Armstrong's Olympic medal

Armstrong won bronze in the time trial at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Hope he knows where the medal is.

# usada - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Insurers ask Lance Armstrong to repay bonus millions

Potential legal action could come in connection with false testimony given by Armstrong during an arbitration hearing in 2006.

Lance Armstrong case: ban flouted anti-doping law, say experts

The Texan rider may even have grounds for appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the decision, it has been suggested.

# usada - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Don't worry everyone... Lance Armstrong says he's 'alive and well in Hawaii'

The shamed cyclist is relaxing despite everything.

# usada - Monday 29 October, 2012

Steven de Jongh the latest to leave Team Sky

Sports Director has left the team after admitting doping offence earlier in career.

# usada - Saturday 27 October, 2012

European newspapers publish reform manifesto

A number of papers have joined forces to promote an eight-point plan for cycling’s future.

# usada - Friday 26 October, 2012

UCI's Kimmage lawsuit suspended, Tour de France races to have no winner

Meanwhile, UCI also confirmed that Lance Armstrong will be forced to pay back all his race winnings.

# usada - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Julich leaves Team Sky because of doping past

Julich had been with Team Sky for two seasons, and team principal Dave Brailsford says “there have been no doubts about his work with us.”

Cycling legend Greg LeMond calls on UCI chief Pat McQuaid to resign TDF

Cycling legend Greg LeMond calls on UCI chief Pat McQuaid to resign

“I donated money for Paul Kimmage’s defense, and I am willing to donate a lot more, but I would like to use it to lobby for dramatic change in cycling,” the three-time tour champ writes.

Wiggins targets Giro and tips Froome for Tour

“My objective will be the Giro (d’Italia),” Wiggins said at the 2013 Tour de France route presentation in the French capital.

# usada - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

End of the road? Punishing route could work against Bradley Wiggins' defence

The Team Sky leader will have his work cut out to keep up with the likes of Alberto Contador in the mountains next summer.

100th Tour de France to finish at nightfall TDF

100th Tour de France to finish at nightfall

Four summit finishes have been included in the race, not least a climb to Semnoz in the Alps on the penultimate day, which is likely to determine the winner.

Lance Armstrong case: Cavendish urges shamed rider to come clean TDF

Lance Armstrong case: Cavendish urges shamed rider to come clean

“If you’ve done something, confess. That anyone can damage the sport I love right now, it’s frustrating,” he said.

Lance Armstrong case: Alpe d'Huez mayor wants to turn corner on rider TDF

Lance Armstrong case: Alpe d'Huez mayor wants to turn corner on rider

The official wants to strip Armstrong’s name from two corners named after him on the legendary climb.

# usada - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Lance Armstrong has removed 'Tour De France winner' from his Twitter bio

Next step: ‘unfriend’ Tyler Hamilton on Facebook.

Lance Armstrong case: Spanish great Indurain defends Armstrong

“Even now I believe in his innocence. He has always respected all the regulations… He has won all the cases he’s had,” said Indurain,.

Another Armstrong teammate admits doping

Norwegian rider Steffen Kjaergaard said doping was endemic in Armstrong’s US Postal team.

‘I run the show’ and 13 other things Pat McQuaid said on RTÉ this morning

The UCI President gave a wide-ranging interview on RTÉ Radio 1 as cycling continues to deal with the fall-out from the Lance Armstrong case.

Lance Armstrong report: 'There was no positive test to cover up,' says McQuaid

UCI boss Pat McQuaid admits that the world cycling body may have been wiser to turn down financial donations from disgraced former champion Lance Armstrong.

# usada - Monday 22 October, 2012

'I intend to fill a jumbo jet and fight the legal action,' insists Kimmage

The Irish journalist has been giving his reaction to today’s announcement from the UCI on Lance Armstrong.

Peace and reconciliation? USADA wants probe to restore cycling’s name

The man who led the probe, Tyler Tygart, says an independent commission is required to learn the facts about doping.

Pat McQuaid: UCI to continue legal action against Paul Kimmage

“This is about a journalist who accused me and my predecessor and the UCI of being corrupt. It’s a straight-forward defamation case,” the UCI chief said.

After the ban: Stripped of his titles, this is Lance Armstrong's new race record

Hey, at least you still have that Tour of Luxembourg stage win…

Lance Armstrong - downfall of a sporting icon

This afternoon’s announcement from the UCI that the Texan would lose his seven Tour titles leaves his legacy in tatters.

UCI chiefs ban Lance Armstrong, upholds USADA doping ban

Irishman Pat McQuaid insisted he would not be resigning his position as UCI chief in the wake of the scandal.

Lance Armstrong case: UCI to announce decision today

Pat McQuaid will announce if the UCI accept the decision to strip Armstrong of his Tour de France titles at a press conference at noon today.

Lance Armstrong case: Cadel Evans denies doping links to doctor

Disgraced doctor Michele Ferrari has revealed he met the Australian but Evans insists there was ‘nothing untoward’ about it.

# usada - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Meet Travis T. Tygart: The man who’s taking down Lance

USADA’s chief executive has brushed off threats against his life to try and clean up cycling.

# usada - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Video: Armstrong speaks of 'difficult couple of weeks' after doping scandal Livestrong This post contains videos

Video: Armstrong speaks of 'difficult couple of weeks' after doping scandal

The disgraced cyclist only alluded to the scandal when he spoke of tough times at a gala fundraiser for his charity Livestrong.

# usada - Friday 19 October, 2012

Lance Armstrong case: Cycling chiefs to respond to doping dossier on Monday

UCI president, Irishman Pat McQuaid will give the organisation’s position on the report at a news conference in Geneva.

Lance Armsrong case: Anti-doping chief considers drug cheat amnesty

There has been a debate within the cycling world about whether an amnesty is needed to encourage others to come forward to give further evidence.

Lance Armstrong case: Rabobank to end sponsorship of professional cycling

“We are no longer convinced that the international professional world of cycling can make this a clean sport.”

The Morning Score: Friday

Hang on in there… it’s almost the weekend.

# usada - Thursday 18 October, 2012

‘It was never about bringing Lance down’: Emma O’Reilly to appear on RTÉ tonight

Emma O’Reilly, formerly the masseuse to disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, is a guest on The Craig Doyle Show.

Lance Armstrong report: Dr Ferrari probe has opened 'Pandora's box'

La Gazzetta dello Sport say investigators uncovered a world of shady business dealings and money laundering spread across several European countries.