FRENCH OFFER ARMSTRONG A RE-TEST OF HIS 1999 TOUR SAMPLES

Lance Armstrong visits the 2006 Tour de France

The French Anti-Doping Authority (AFLD) has offered Lance Armstrong a chance to retest his urine samples from the 1999 Tour - which, according to French newspaper L?Equipe allegedly contained traces of EPO.

?Mr Armstrong is a great champion,? AFLD boss Pierre Bordry told French newspaper L?Equipe on Wednesday, ?Everybody can understand how someone like him would want to come back to the Tour again."

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