Wednesday Oct. 8, 2008
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- Cycling's governing body has cleared
Lance Armstrong to make his road race comeback in Australia in
The International Cycling Union made an exception to its
drug-testing rules for the seven-time Tour de France champion to
return to the sport. Armstrong chose the Jan. 20-25 Tour Down Under to come out of retirement after three years.
A strict application of testing rules would not allow the
37-year-old Texan to compete until Feb. 1, 2009, six months after
he filed paperwork with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency . But the UCI said Wednesday its improved drug-testing standards meant Armstrong could return two weeks early.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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