Armstrong accuses cycling president of doping cover-up

BANNED cyclist Lance Armstrong has accused the former president of the sport's world governing body of helping him cover up his doping.

Former International Cycling Union (UCI) president Hein Verbruggen could be called before the independent commission investigating historical doping allegations, the global governing body's current chief said Monday.

Armstrong, who was banned for life last year for doping offences, accused former International Cycling Union (UCI) president Verbruggen of being involved in a cover up over a positive test for a steroid in 1999, the year he won his first of seven Tours de France - now all stripped from the American.

A year earlier the Tour had been rocked by the Festina team doping scandal and Armstrong told Monday's Daily Mail: "Hein just said, 'This is a real problem for me, this is the knockout punch for our sport, the year after Festina, so we've got to come up with something'. So we backdated the prescription."

Read more at ABC news online.

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