McQuaid confirms Armstrong donated $100,000 to UCI

Pat McQuaid, Giro d'Italia press conference, May 25 2010

Pat McQuaid, the president of the UCI, has confirmed that Lance Armstrong made a donation of $100,000 which the governing body used to purchase a Sysmex machine, a piece of equipment used to analyse blood samples.

This contradicts the declaration made by Lance Armstrong in a deposition taken as part of the case brought by Armstrong against SCA Promotions in 2005.  Then, Armstrong said he had made a payment of around $25,000 to the UCI to help fund the fight against doping.

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