Armstrong to face media questions over 'Astana syringes'

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Lance Armstrong is set to be greeted by a wave of questions about a possible 'affaire Astana' when he arrives in Paris for the Tour de France route presentation on Wednesday morning, following reports that French police are investigating what have been described as 'suspicious syringes' used by the Astana team from the 2009 Tour de France.

According to a report on the website of French newspaper L'Equipe (, investigators in Paris have began preliminary investigations after the discovery of several suspicious syringes in the containers the Tour de France organisers given to teams for the safe disposal of syringes.

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