Lance Armstrong: Doping Allegations Lead to French Ironman Ban

Publicada Jueves Junio 14, 2012 9:38 AM GMT

He’s one of the world’s foremost athletes, but Lance Armstrong won’t be allowed to compete in the upcoming Ironman France contest.

The 40-year-old champion cyclist is furious that doping accusations have precluded him from entering the competition, set to take place on June 24th in Nice, France.

Armstrong told press, "I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one."

"Any fair consideration of these allegations has and will continue to vindicate me," Lance added. He retired from cycling last year and is now more interested in triathlons.

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