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France anti-doping agency sends report on Lance's behaviour to UCI, WADA
PARIS - France's anti-doping agency has sent a report on the behaviour of Lance Armstrong during a recent test to cycling's world governing body and WADA.
AFLD chief Pierre Bordry declined Monday to disclose any details about the content of the report he sent to the International Cycling Union (UCI) and World Anti-Doping Agency, saying only that the doctor who conducted the March 17 test was the author.
"I sent (the report) in order to get an opinion on the matter. I am not making any judgments," Bordry said in a telephone interview, adding that the AFLD will decide whether to investigate the incident further once it receives a response from the UCI.
However, UCI spokesman Enrico Carpani told The Associated Press on Monday that his organization doesn't have any jurisdiction in the matter. Testing of hair samples is allowed under French law, but is not recognized by WADA or the UCI.
During the out-of-competition test in Beaulieu-sur-Mer in southern France - where Armstrong was training as part of his comeback in a bid to win an eighth Tour de France title - the American rider was asked to provide a hair sample.
Armstrong said it was the 24th anti-doping test he had undergone since coming out of retirement in September, but the first time he had ever been asked to provide a hair sample. Armstrong complained over its effect on his haircut, saying he'd been "butchered."
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