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WADA continues Armstrong investigation

The World Anti-Doping Agency is continuing its investigations into doping allegations against Lance Armstrong, WADA president Dick Pound told the Reuters news agency. "It's not going to go away," he said. "We're dealing with all the spins out there right now, but behind the scenes there are investigations quietly proceeding. There is no urgency because he is not going to be in another race, but there are some explanations that are going to have to be given."

Pound also criticized the UCI, saying, "The UCI says it is conducting an investigation, although we can't seem to get information about it, and we are doing our own. I'd rather have the UCI do it, by all accounts they should. If they do a complete and thorough investigation more power to them. But I'm not overly confident so far. Right now the only thing they seem concerned about is how did this embarrassing information became public."

Courtesy of Susan Westemeyer

Cyclingnews coverage of the L'Equipe allegations

October 11 - UCI investigator promises independence
October 9 - Steffen retracts
October 7 - UCI appoints independent expert for 1999 Tour samples
September 25 - Rogge wants new investigation into Armstrong
September 24 - Olympic execs call for investigation & suspension of French lab
September 23 - Lindner thinks more will come from L'Equipe
September 20: UCI denies leaking Armstrong documents; Accuses WADA of blocking investigation
September 18: UCI doctor gave information to L'Equipe
September 17: Verbruggen reacts to Pound statements
September 16 - Armstrong blasts WADA chief Pound
September 16 - Pound: "Verbruggen was the leak"
September 15
- Schenk criticises UCI over Armstrong case
September 12 - Three more names published from 1999 Tour
September 10 - Armstrong legal update: Anderson judgement; Le Monde defamation case
September 9 - UCI declaration over L'Equipe findings from 1999 Tour
September 6 - Armstrong & Crow announce engagement; Lance back at Tour 2006?
September 5 - New EPO test developed
September 4 - L'Equipe journalist replies to criticism
September 2 - Hammond denies Simpson/Millar reference
September 1 - Former Olympic head spears Armstrong, Hammond weighs in on L'Equipe
August 31 - L'Equipe denies witch hunt
August 30 - "History will show cycling at two speeds" says Madiot
August 30 - UCI responds to L'Equipe
August 29 - L'Equipe puts more pressure on
August 28 - Ex-USPS soigneur speaks
August 27 - 40 positives in 1998 Tour, No action by USA Cycling against Armstrong
Armstrong on Larry King Live: Response to doping allegations
Jon Vaughters interview: No evidence of EPO at Postal
A can of worms: Ethics and privacy ignored
Riding under the radar: How to 'prepare' for the big races
August 26 - CPA supports athletes' rights
August 25 - Leblanc in favour of retrospective testing
August 25 - EPO test under scrutiny
August 24 - Accusations against Armstrong rock cycling
August 23 - Tour champion under the microscope again
August 23 - French resume pursuit of Armstrong

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