Tour against re-attributing

Tour against re-attributing

PARIS - Agence France-Presse
Tour against re-attributing

(FILES) In this photo dated on July 11, 1999 US cyclist Lance Armstrong rides. AFP photo

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme said on Oct. 12 he was against re-attributing disgraced US rider Lance Armstrong’s seven victories in the world’s most prestigious cycling race.

The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) this week said Armstrong was at the center of the biggest doping program in sporting history, as it produced more than 1,000 pages of testimony to support its decision to ban him for life in August.

“We cannot be indifferent to what USADA has unmasked this week, it’s a damning picture that’s been drawn,” Prudhomme said.

The International Olympic Committee also said that it would be looking at the USADA report before deciding whether to strip him of his Olympic bronze medal.

“The IOC is aware of the USADA report and is currently studying it with all the corresponding documentation,” a spokesman for the Lausanne, Switzerland-based body said.