Just a couple of days after the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Dick Pound told the press that there was "very high probability that there was performance-enhancing drugs activity" in the 1999 Tour de France, Danish Minister of Culture Brian Mikkelsen, who is also the vice-president of the WADA has criticised Pound's allegations.
Accusations that Lance Armstrong was drugged during the 1999 Tour lack hard evidence, Mikkelsen said on Danish government website Denmark.dk. "Such a statement should only be made if there is a legal basis for it," he explained. "That's why I think Dick Pound's statement was unwise."
Mikkelsen preferred to wait for a report from WADA detailing the case before he offered his view on Armstrong's alleged drug use. "Before I have received the report, I won't comment further on the case. I will contact Dick Pound, however, and inform him about my view on the matter," he concluded.