AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Tour de France winner Greg LeMond says professional cycling must take drug testing out of the hands of the International Cycling Union for the sport to clean up.
LeMond spoke Monday night at a University of Texas symposium on doping in sports. LeMond says riders don’t trust the sport’s governing body, which has had to defend itself against allegations it helped Lance Armstrong cover up doping offenses.
LeMond won the Tour de France in 1986, 1989 and 1990 and is now recognized as the only American winner after Armstrong was stripped last year of his seven victories.
Bill Bock, attorney for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said riders should be given amnesty to come clean about doping. Bock says riders are tired of living in the shadows about doping.