Lance Armstrong’s is a sad story: Jacques Rogge

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Lausanne: President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge has termed the Lance Armstrong doping saga as disappointing.

"Armstrong`s is a sad story but one has to take this as an opportunity," Rogge told a news agency.

He however termed it as an opportunity for cycling to clean up the mess and start acting better in terms of giving advices to the athletes.

"It is a pivotal moment for cycling. There is a new spirit within cycling. The fight should be intensified in terms of the role the entourage has played,” Rogge said.

"The athletes are not the only ones implicated in doping. The entourage gives bad advice to the athletes," he said.