Lance Armstrong's lawyer dismisses doping report as "hatchet job"

  • A report by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) accusing Lance Armstrong of using and distributing performance-enhancing drugs is a "one-sided hatchet job," the cyclist's lawyer stated on Wednesday.

    The agency highlighted Armstrong’s use of performance-enhancing drugs through financial payments, emails, scientific data, laboratory test results and testimony from 11 former teammates.

    "(The) statement confirms the alleged 'reasoned decision' from USADA will be a one-sided hatchet job - a taxpayer-funded tabloid piece rehashing old, disproved, unreliable allegations based largely on axe-grinders, serial perjurers, coerced testimony, sweetheart deals and threat-induced stories," Armstrong lawyer Sean Breen said by email.

    In August, Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France wins and handed a lifetime ban by the USADA after stating he would not challenge charges that he had doped throughout his career.