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UCI to rule on Armstrong case on Monday

  • The International Cycling Union (UCI) are expected to give their verdict on Monday over the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) ruling that cyclist Lance Armstrong doped throughout his career, the governing body revealed on Friday.

    "On this occasion, UCI President Mr. Pat McQuaid will inform on the UCI position concerning the USADA decision on the Armstrong case," the UCI said in a statement.

    A news conference has been set for 1100GMT in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday.

    The UCI is yet to rule on the 1,000 page USADA report into Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de France winner, which alleges he was involved in the "most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping program sport has ever seen".

    The UCI will either confirm Armstrong's life ban and strip him of his Tour titles or take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

    Amrstrong has always denied the charges but gave up his fight in August.