APRIL 9, 2009
PARIS (AP) -- France's anti-doping agency says seven-time Tour de
France champion Lance Armstrong violated its rules and that it
could punish him.
French doctors say they tested Armstrong's hair, urine and blood
March 17. They say they found no traces of drugs.
However, the agency, known as AFLD, said in a statement Thursday
that a doctor charged with testing Armstrong last month claimed
Armstrong "did not respect the obligation to remain under the
direct and permanent observation" of the tester.
The AFLD says it is can impose sanctions on the American rider,
but didn't indicate what they would be.
Armstrong is in training to ride in this year's Tour.
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