Armstrong Challenges Doping Agency

    Paris, France:  US Lance Armstrong rides during the 21st stage of the 92nd Tour de France cycling race between Corbeil-Essonnes and the Champs-Elysees in Paris, 24 July 2005. US Lance Armstrong secured his seventh Tour de France yellow jersey following the 21st and final stage of this year's race held over 144km between Corbeil-Essone and here Sunday.The 33-year-old Discovery Channel team rider finished the race with a 4min 40sec lead on Italian Ivan Basso with Germany's Jan Ullrich, the 1997 winner, finishing third on the podium at 6:21 behind Armstrong.  AFP PHOTO JAVIER SORIANO  (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Lance Armstrong is going to Washington, and he’s taking on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The Seven-time Tour de France winner has been disgraced of late with charges of doping from the USADA that could threaten to ban him from professional sports. Apparently, the once-revered athlete has teamed up with Republican Representative Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin—home of Armstrong’s longtime sponsor, Trek Bicycles—who sent a letter to the Office of National Drug Policy urging the investigation of “the use of the roughly $9 million in taxpayer funding given to the United States Anti-Doping Agency.” The rarely controversial organization’s CEO responded to Sensenbrenner’s letter insisting that the case against Armstrong “was not brought lightly. The evidence is overwhelming, and were we not to bring this case, we would be complicit in covering up evidence of doping, and failing to do our job on behalf of those we are charged with protecting.”

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