Lance Armstrong may have left attempt to reduce ban too late, says WADA chief

Lance Armstrong's failure to tell the truth before testifying to the Cycling Independent Reform Committee means his bid to reduce his ban is 'almost too late'

25 July 2010
97th Tour de France
Stage 20 : Longjumeau - Paris Champs-Elysees
ARMSTRONG Lance (USA) RadioShack, in the TGV
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

World anti-doping chief David Howman says Lance Armstrong may have left his bid to get his life ban reduced too late, having had opportunities to tell the truth on many occasions.

But having waited until the UCI set up its Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) to tell his side of the story, Armstrong reportedly did not seize any other opportunities to come forward.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.