Armstrong's return no distraction for Tour de France anti-doping efforts

Jean-Etienne Amaury, the new president of the Amaury Sport Organization who replaced Patrice Clerc, indicated that the fight against doping would remain a top priority for the Tour de France, with or without Lance Armstrong competing.

"The Tour de France's position has always been very strict and that will not change in the years to come," he said. Amaury had previously indicated that he is aware of how doping had harmed the credibility of cycling,

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