Lance Armstrong to Face Doping Allegations

Tour de France seven times Champion, Lance Armstrong, have to deal to new allegations about doping, this time issued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Will Lance Armstrong survive the latest doping charges
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It was officially released by the agency on Wednesday (13/6) local time. If the allegations are proven, then the famous bike rider will likely lose his titles of champion Tour de France (TDF).

In a statement, USADA said that three doctors and two former employees related to Armstrong's team, a team of United States Postal Service, has also been given "a written letter about the alleged anti-doping rule violation".

As known, Armstrong has been investigated several times before on charges of doping, but so far it has never proven.This is the first step in legal action related to alleged violations of anti-doping to him. Earlier this year, two U.S. prosecutors had canceled a two-year investigation into doping, related about if Armstrong team had been using government funds to buy stimulating ability drugs.

Armstrong always denied that he was using drugs. But suspicion continues to increase, especially after former teammate in 2011, Tyle Hamilton, accused Armstrong and several other bike riders on the team had used illegal drugs.

Meanwhile, 2006 TDF champion, Floydd Landis, who was canceled his title after did not pass doping test, in 2010 admitted that he had been taking illegal drugs consumed with Armstrong.

In its latest accusation, USADA sent letters to Armstrong as thick as 15 pages, does not explain what evidence led to the allegations. Armstrong himself was soon denied by the official website.

"I have never done doping, and, unlike most (of) accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years without any problems in performance, through more than 500 drug tests and never failed," he said .

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