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Judge hands out lifetime ban for Lance Armstrong associates
Posted by on Jul 11th, 2012

Not time yet for Lance to hand over his seven Tour De France gold medals, but he may start thinking about taking them out of the trophy cabinet and reminiscing about the good ol days and rub them on his happy place just in case.

Things are not looking good for Lance Armstrong, after a three of the six people involved in his doping conspiracy case were handed lifetime bans. This come a day after a judge dismissed his lawsuit against the US Anti-Doping Agency saying it smacked of a public relations move rather than a challenge to the body that imposes doping sanctions on US athletes.

Of the six people (including Armstrong) involved in the doping case, two former medics and a trainer were banned for life. Former team boss Johann Bruyneel has requested a five-day extension to respond to the charges.

Ya hey…if found guilty Armstrong will lose all his titles and be banned for life.

“The US Anti-Doping Agency has given lifetime bans to three of the six men named in the Lance Armstrong doping conspiracy case.

Luis Garcia del Moral and Michele Ferrari worked with the American during his seven-year Tour de France reign.

Trainer Jose “Pepe” Marti worked with the rider’s US Postal Service team.

USADA announced the punishments on Tuesday, the day after a deadline had passed for the trio to either accept or challenge the sanctions.” [BBC]


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