UCI denies covering up Lance Armstrong doping test
Sunday, May 22, 2011
GENEVA (AP) -- The International Cycling Union has rejected Tyler Hamilton's allegations that it helped cover up a positive drugs test by Lance Armstrong at the 2001 Tour de Suisse.
The UCI says it's "deeply shocked" by the allegations and insists it has "never altered or hidden" a failed test.
The cycling federation says in a statement Monday it has "never been notified of a positive test result by any anti-doping laboratory."
In a "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday Hamilton said his former teammate Armstrong tested positive for EPO at the Swiss race.
The UCI criticized Hamilton for "abusing the trust" of cycling fans and hinted at taking legal action against him.