Armstrong’s doctor denies masterminding doping scheme

Wellington: Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong’s notorious doctor Michele Ferrari has denied the US Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) accusations that he masterminded a doping programme for American cyclist.

“This collaboration consisted exclusively of advice on training, saddle height adjustments, aerodynamic positioning, locations for training programs and competitions: NOTHING to do with doping,” Ferrari was quoted as saying in an interview.

USADA said it has proof that Ferrari was behind an Armstrong doping programme and last week published witness from riders, which it said, backed its case.

Ferrari has said payments from Armstrong were for training advice only.

Both Ferrari and Armstrong have been banned for life after they decided they would not formally contest the USADA claims.


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