May 26, 2015


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Revelation, resignation by Aussie cycling official

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Former cyclist Matt White has quit as team director of Australian pro cycling team Orica-GreenEDGE after admitting his involvement in doping while riding with Lance Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service team.

White also resigned his roles as Cycling Australia's professional men's road co-ordinator and team selector.

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Lance Armstrong competes in the Rev3 Half Full triathlon in Ellicott City, Md., earlier this month. He joined other cancer survivors in the fundraising event.

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Steve Ruark / the associated press archives Lance Armstrong competes in the Rev3 Half Full triathlon in Ellicott City, Md., earlier this month. He joined other cancer survivors in the fundraising event.

His admission followed revelations by Australia's Fairfax Media that White was the anonymous "Rider 9" mentioned in a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency affidavit from former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis regarding performance-enhancing drug use.

GreenEDGE expressed its support for White, but he later released a statement saying, "I am sad to say that I was part of a team where doping formed part of the team's strategy, and I too was involved in that strategy... I am sorry for the people I have let down because of the personal choice I made at that time, but I have endeavoured to educate and guide the current stars and to ensure that future generations never have to deal with the pressures that existed in the past."

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 14, 2012 B13

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