ARMSTRONG DISMISSES LE MONDE DOPING CLAIMS

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong has dismissed claims by French newspaper Le Monde that he admitted taking banned drugs, including erythropoietin (EPO), before begining his cancer treatment in 1996.

In a statement, the 34-year-old American blasted the accusations by former team mate Frankie Andreu and his wife Betsy made during the Texas arbitration case between Armstrong and insurance company SCA Promotions regarding his 2004 Tour de France bonus and criticised Le Monde for printing them.

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