Armstrong renews criticism of USADA



AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With U.S. anti-doping officials set to issue their report on the Lance Armstrong case, a lawyer for the cyclist is again criticizing the process which led to Armstrong being banned from the sport for life.

In a letter Tuesday to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Armstrong attorney Tim Herman says the agency should send the International Cycling Union its entire evidence file, not just a limited report packaged to support the sanctions.

USADA’s report to UCI is expected this week.

USADA spokesperson Annie Skinner says “the rules require us to provide a reasoned decision in every case and we are happy to let the evidence speak for itself.”

Armstrong insists he never cheated and could have challenged USADA’s evidence in an arbitration hearing. But in August he opted not to fight.