USADA issues statement regarding US Postal Service Cycling and Lance Armstrong doping investigation

“In response to numerous inquiries regarding the public statements made by Mr. Lance Armstrong, we can confirm that written notice of allegations of anti-doping rule violations was sent yesterday to him and to five (5) additional individuals all formerly associated with the United States Postal Service (USPS) professional cycling team. These individuals include three (3) team doctors and two (2) team officials. This formal notice letter is the first step in the multi-step legal process for alleged sport anti-doping rule violations.

USADA only initiates matters supported by the evidence. We do not choose whether or not we do our job based on outside pressures, intimidation or for any reason other than the evidence. Our duty on behalf of clean athletes and those that value the integrity of sport is to fairly and thoroughly evaluate all the evidence available and when there is credible evidence of doping, take action under the established rules.

As in every USADA case, all named individuals are presumed innocent of the allegations unless and until proven otherwise through the established legal process. If a hearing is ultimately held then it is an independent panel of arbitrators, not USADA that determines whether or not these individuals have committed anti-doping rule violations as alleged.

At this time USADA will not comment on the evidence or have further comment unless or until it is appropriate.”

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5 thoughts on “USADA issues statement regarding US Postal Service Cycling and Lance Armstrong doping investigation

  1. My God, we are on the brink of becomong a lower than third world country and a bicycle rider has the headlines. Even if we could get back the $25 million we paid per year for a guy to ride a bike it would’nt make a dent in our debt. And yet Postmaster General Obamaho approved the the purchase of alcoholic beverages at “certain” postal functions. We don’t even get breakfast for a safety award unless our manager pays for it.

  2. This many years later and dude had cancer…give me a break. I am still perplexed as to the benefit of the Postal Service sponsoring a cycling team. Ya know given the Billions upon Billions lost in revenue. How exactly did this help the USPS again?

  3. USPS Offers Separation Incentive to NALC Employees
    6.14.2012 – USPS reports: “USPS is offering a Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) opportunity to employees represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers ( NALC ) In addition, USPS has reached an agreement with the NALC to offer a separation incentive (up to $15,000) to employees the organization represents.” – NALC Statement – Federal Times

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