Armstrong charged with doping offences

Lance Armstrong visits the 2006 Tour de France

The US Anti-Doping Agency yesterday filed charges against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, accusing the Texan of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

Armstrong, former US Postal team manager Johan Bruyneel and several other team personnel including the controversial doctor Michele Ferrari were informed of the charges on Thursday.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.